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I did by holding my thumb over the spark plug hole. It felt as though there was sufficient suction.
The plug was only saturated when I primed it. It has a primer.
I forgot to mention that on one start attempt there was a "chiff" through the carburetor with some gas vapor.
What I meant by primed it that was when I poured gas into the plug hole. sorry for the confusion.
Are we still connected?
It has a primer - a red button and the air cleaner assembly that you push 5 times before starting.
I tried that already. It simply won't fire. I've never had an engine behave like that before. I still think it's a matter of inadequate spark due to a problem with the ignition system since nothing I've used to prime the engine (gas in spark plug hole and carburetor throat) has any results..
I don't have a compression tester. It seems it should have fired at least once, even without enough compression. There's gas and spark in the same place. The spark may be too weak to ignite the fuel. Are you ruling out an ignition problem?
Thanks. I'll give that a try. I won't be able to do it until tomorrow. I'll try to get back to you then.