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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 just purchased a new p3816 chain saw and it wont even

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i just purchased a new p3816 chain saw and it wont even sound asif it's trying to start. i have followed the instructions carefully but to no avail . help.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: what work
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: i have other makes of chainsaws and never had problems starting a new one
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

Remove the spark plug and with it grounded, see if you have spark when cranking. If no spark check your on/off switch and try again. No spark , try another spark plug. No spark, take it back!

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 4 months ago.

I see question is still open.??

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