Craftsman chainsaw that will not start
Have a 5 year old craftsman 16" (model 358.360260) chainsaw that I can not get started. It has not been used a lot and used it this year to cut down some old peach trees and cut them up into firewood but on the last cut it died and what not been able to start again.
Have spark and seems to get fuel (strong gas smell when pulling starter cord)- even tried starter fluid in the air breather and in the spark plug hole - put on a new spark plug and holding it to the cylinder head got a nice blue spark.
The piston and cylinder appear to be OK - as best I can see through the spark plug hole. Took the muffler off and try to start it with no luck..even using starter fluid.
I did take the fuel filter out and reverse blew it out with a air compressor and it sounds like there was good air flow through it
Reset the flywheel/coil gap with a business card gap.
Tried to remove the flywheel to check under it but could not move it and afraid to put too much force on it and risk breaking it.
Hate to take it in to a repair shop but do not know what else to try.