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Chainsaw carburetion I have a homelite super-ez chainsaw that will start but only keeps running on full throttle. What would cause this?

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Had a similar sounding problem with my stihl MS 250. After two years of heavy and frequent use (with minimal maintenance) it ran perfectly but after three years of little use with no maintenance it began to die if the revs were allowed to drop, ie it wouldn't idle. I hadn't been draining the tank when not in use so assumed a carb gunk problem. Can also be caused by an oily mix or old fuel.

Today I removed the old fuel and fuel filter and sprayed the tank and up the fuel line with carb cleaner. Then I removed the spark plug and filled the chamber with carb cleaner (use a straw to direct), I removed the air filter and sprayed carb cleaner in here too. I gently pulled the starter cord a few times to spread the carb cleaner. I left it for 1/2 hour while I had lunch.

I then rinsed out the fuel tank with fresh fuel, renewed the air filter, spark plug, fuel filter and fuel. I checked the H and L screws were in the right place (they were), before pulling on the starter a few times to prime / flood the chamber. I then removed the spark plug for 5 mins and had a cup of tea while the flooded chamber resolved / evaporated, then fired her up. It worked well all afternoon.

No need for any tricky or delicate stuff if you give this a go first is my advice. Cost only of spark plug, air and fuel filters, fresh 2" mix and a can of carb cleaner. Took less than an hour excluding interruptions. Saved a potentially expensive trip to the shop where I'd have been billed for these parts as a routine matter.

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Hi regards savumihai71

I think there is a carburation problem.Take the carburator,carefully disassembly and clean it.Near the needle there is a round tehnological cover from alluminium.Take it off some way (a new one is needed).In that hole there are some small holes ,make conections with Venturi wall from carb(also small holes),Clean them.Assembly the carb,check the air filter andthe fuel filter.

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