Low compression on echo BP-580t
I have an echo BP-580t backpack blower that I purchased via auction that appeared new, or with very little use. I cannot get it to fire, even adding a little ether. After checking the spark which is good I performed a compression test and it's only reading around 75. I believe it should be around 125.
I'm not very familiar with 2 stroke engines but I believe it's a transfer type versus a reed type engine. Does the low compression ratio indicate bad rings, or is there something else I'm missing. I'm guessing the low compression is the problem with it not firing one bit!