Homelite Chainsaw wont start/run
I have a 33cc 16 in. Homelite chainsaw, model UT10947D.
I let my brother-in-law borrow it last year and he gave it back to me dead. He offered to pay for repairs but that's a different story.
I tinkered with it late last year for a while before setting it aside but now I've taken up the problem again and I'm still not having any luck.
When I first try to start it, it acts like it's going to run and it sputters for about 3 seconds and then stalls. After that, I get nothing. It did the same thing last year as well. I took the carburetor out last year and cleaned all the intake areas pretty well with some carb cleaner. Fuel runs out of the hoses fine. I tried a new spark plug and verified that it was sparking when I pull the cord with the plug unscrewed from the cylinder mach. I pulled the muffler off and cleaned the screen but it wasn't fouled much anyway. Tried some fresh gas/oil mix as well of course.
Anyone have an idea what the problem might be? Thanks.