My Poulan 2450 chainsaw stopped cranking today. Ran it 5-6 times earlier this year with no problems at all. Now it will not even sound like it might crank. No strong gas smell (as with flooding), choke working OK.
I jumped to a diagnosis that proved to be wrong: Replaced spark plug and rebuilt carb (the carb WAS nasty, by the way). Still will not start (sounds exactly like it did before "repairs".)
There was gas in the carb, so I have to believe that spark is the problem, but don't know how to verify that.
1. How do I verify spark?
2. If there's no spark, what then?
Thanks for sharing your experience