chainsaw craftsman 2-cycle motor problem
I have a 42cc 2-cycle craftsman 16" saw that's worked fine until I let it sit for a few months. I put in fresh gas with 40:1 mix 2-cycle oil. When I pull the rope start, it pulls easily the first try, then becomes increasingly harder to pull. I can't pull-start the motor fast enought to start it. It pulls easily with the spark plug removed. Is it a clogged muffler or clogged exhaust port? I changed the plug as well, but no luck!