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Older Echo 650evl saw won't start. And brand new fuel. Tree…

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Older Echo 650evl saw...

Older Echo 650evl saw won't start

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?

Yes and brand new fuel

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yep

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Tree fell on it. Crushed the handle and chain brake

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Small Engine
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 7 months ago
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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!

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 7 months ago

If you remove the spark plug and with attached to the spark plug wire and grounded to the metal, do you have spark when cranking? If not, check the kill switch, it may be grounding out the spark.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I've got a great spark
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 7 months ago

OK, if you put fuel directly into the spark plug hole, reinstall the spark plug will it fire? If not, check the compression on the engine.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Not firing and compression is great
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 7 months ago

Is the timing key on the flywheel intact and not sheared?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Its fine
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 7 months ago

Compression 140 or better? With it not firing with spark, and fuel directly into the cylinder, and timing correct, and with good compression, it should run!

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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 7 months ago

I see the question is still open ???

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