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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a Craftsman 16 inch chain saw that stopped running

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I have a Craftsman 16 inch chain saw that stopped running and won't start again
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes and yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes if possible
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: not that I know of
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Donald replied 2 months ago.

You and I need to determine if our problem is fuel related, or if it is ignition related. If you have some carburetor cleaner in a can, or starting fluid, spray a small burst directly into your carburetor, to see if your engine will start right up and run briefly. We can continue from here.