I have a stihl 015 that was owned by my late father in law. It appears to be in pretty good shape. Anybody have any info? I looked at a couple websites posted here for manuals, but haven't seen any service manuals for this saw.
I put some fresh gas in it and it wouldn't start. I'm going to put a new spark plug in tomorrow. The old one is pretty black. I like to have the manual around for reference in case I get ambitious and decide to rip the carburetor apart for giggles.
Try priming it first by shooting gas mix right down into the venturi of the carb. If the saw pops or coughs a little then you will know it is a fuel related problem like a plugged fuel filter, old hard fuel lines or a non funtioning carb that is not pulling fuel from the tank.
Yes, it has fuel, The plug is probably shorting down the insulator because it is carbon fouled. If replacing the plug doesn't work I'll be cleaning out the carb, and checking the points. Thats why it would be nice to have a service manual.