Question about Ryobi Factory Reconditioned 18" 40cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered Chain Saw #ZRRY10532

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Idle is off??

I used the saw for about a month now.(newbie here) Noticed that the chain was moving in idle. Called tech support..what a big joke. She said to tighten screw all the way down and then unscrew like 2 1/2 times. That wasn't right? Chain still moved in idle
The saw starts/runs and will go into high idle..will cut for a few momments and then shuts down. The saw cuts out when I release the high idel trigger..It should just go into idle mode right?
I played with the idle the chain from moving while in idle..but chainsaw has a hard time going into high idle..shuts down immediately???
Cuts out like it is out of fuel,
I'm thinking I still need to fine tune the idle screw...they say one should start the chainsaw, adjust the screw accordingly, take the saw into high idle and it should readjust this correct

The chainsaw is like a month old..I used it to cut some black walnut..which is did pretty well. I can't believe the saw would be messed up so soon?

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Hi leobowdy

disassembly the carb and carefully clean it.Check the air filter,the fuel line and fuel filter,check the needle,lever,small spring and the screen filter from the carb.Check the sparkplug.
high speed H=2 turns,low speed L=2 1/2 turns,adjust T
When chain saw starts adjust H,L and T accordingly.

cheers savumihai71.

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