Originally Posted by 360ci
Hey all. First, the story: I was cutting out a tier in a flowerbed and as it turned out there were 4" nails hidden in a few places that weren't consistent. Needless to say the chain got caught on on one, and the engine stalled out as I had the finger on the trigger. It started back up fine for about a minute and then died and I've been unable to get it started. Yes, I know it's a cheap saw and I should've known better but with the divorce.....
Anyway. I checked the OEM spark plug and it was shot. I picked up a new one and still NO spark. I checked out the coil, and it tested fine. I get a lot of voltage when I crank the engine at the spark plug boot, but I'm unsure of how much voltage I need?
I thought it might have been a bent crank at first as the machine ground right to a halt. There's no resistance in cranking the engine and compression is good.
IDEAS???? ...much appreciated!
If that were my saw I'd check the flywheel timing key.