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Runs but not wide open

Runs good but cuts off when you try to go wide open

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  • cedanc2 Jan 02, 2009

    Brand new rebuilt chain saw. This is the second I have had with the same problem. The first was a year ago with a new, unused, chain saw. Bogs down and cuts out under a load. Should I be able to adjust the high side to get it to take a load?

  • compuwayne May 11, 2010

    Has the saw been in storage for several weeks or more?


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Clean the carb jets, that should cure the issue.

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