Sounds like a bit of rust in the cylinder. Unscrew the spark plug, and
squirt in a bit of two cycle oil. Quarter of an ounce or so. Then turn the
flywheel back and forth till it goes all the way around.
Hint: Never try to start an engine by spraying ether into the spark plug
hole. A neighbor did this to my Dad's generator, and it siezed up the
cylinder. I manged to free it, but it promptly threw a piston rod.
It is OK to spray some ether on the air filter, then only vapors get into
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