Went to my grandpas today to drop a big dead maple that he said had been struck by lightning. I jumped at the chance to cut it down to play with my MS461. Anyway, on the way there, passed a house with their trash out at the curb. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted the familiar glow of orange and white. I whipped the truck around and had my son jump out and grab it before all the neighbors looked at the weirdo dumpster diving. This is what I got. An FS45. I pulled the cord and it pulled HARD. I thought the motor seized up. But figured it would be more practice for me on repairing small engines. First thing I did was pulled the muffler. Expecting the worst, I was shocked to see it was perfect inside. Not a hint of scoring. Turned the flywheel by hand, and it cranked over easier. There is a small plug on the muffler where the spark arrestor is. I removed the plug, put it back together and verified spark. Put some fuel in it, and primed it. The bulb filled right up. Sprayed a little blast of starter fluid in the carb, and she purred like a kitten for a few minutes. Shes a runner, but I know she needs her carb cleaned. I will do that tomorrow and see how she runs. This thing looks brand new. I'm betting it was used one season, sat with gas in it, and gummed up the carb, so to the trash it went.