I recently got a used 036 Pro that absolutely won't start if I push the decompression release. It seems to have good compression (seller said 155, but I couldn't verify that, however, it doesn't slide down when holding the starter rope).
If I make the mistake of pushing the button, I'm assured a dozen pulls at least. When I finally get lucky, it must fire once - can't hear any difference but at least the button pops out. Either that or I'm just yanking hard enough to make it pop. THEN - one or two pulls with the decomp closed and it starts up normally. Does this sound at all normal, or might there be a problem with something?
If I don't touch the button at all, the saw starts in a few pulls - usually choke it for a couple yanks until I hear a slight burble, then take off the choke and braaaAAAAAP! Idles and runs perfectly after that.
Thanks - JayC