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My homelite chain saw won't start. If I were to take plug out and put a little of gas in the gas chamber and then put the plug back, if I crank the saw, it will go for a moment or two and then die. try cranking more and it will do nothing
Those small carburetors are notorious for being unreliable. Usually the diaphram gets a little split on it and with any hole in the diaphram it can't make a vacuum which is used to pull fuel from the tank into the carburetor.
Hopefully you can find a rebuild kit for the carburetor.
Another easy fix..if you are lucky and the diaphram is fine , is to empty out all the fuel and let the gas tank air out for a few days with no cap on it. Sometimes the fuel pickup line inside the tank gets super soggy and collapses from the slightest suction. Letting it air out will make the rubber tube more rigid and it might work.
Since your saw does work when you pour fuel directly down the carburetor, that defines that the problem is fuel delivery or lack of it.
Posted on Jan 27, 2015
Are you priming it Salvador?Check the plastic bulb,may be cracked and not putting gas in the chamber.
Posted on Jan 05, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If equipped, the chain brake may be engaged. Its the lever just ahead of the fore handle. (pull back on it)
If the clutch assy. were frozen, then the chain would move all the time.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
on your machine may be on the side of it that led into the carb should have H for high L low L is for the idle H is for all out ball to the wall you will need a small long screw flat head . put in the H ,turn out for more gas in for less good luck
Posted on May 12, 2009
SOURCE: Have Homelite 33cc gas 14
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You may need to use a jumper wire between the threaded part of the plug and the cooling fins.
If the saw is new return it for a replacement. An authorized repair facility should at the very least repair it at no cost to you.
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Posted on Sep 25, 2009
Before adjusting anything, check the fuel filter, air filter, and muffler for plugging. Check the condition of the fuel lines for decay or other damage. Tighten all carburetor fasteners. Make sure you have fresh fuel mix in the tank. Does the primer bulb pull fresh fuel into itself when pumped? Turn both jet screws CW to stops (lightly), then back out CCW 1-1/2 turns each. This is a basic setting and should allow the engine to start and run. Start the engine and allow it to warm up, then pull the throttle full on. Adjust H needle CW until the engine starts to speed up, but still 4-stroking. Proper final adjustment is when the engine 4-strokes unloaded, but immediately 2-strokes when cutting. Release the throttle and adjust L needle CW for fairly good idle, but still allows the engine to 'follow the throttle'. Adjust idle speed screw so that the chain stops turning, but the engine will continue to run. Hope this helps!
Posted on Jul 15, 2010
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Either that season's gas dried in the carburetor affecting it's operation or you are drawing air through a fuel seal somewhere. Both are common with this model. Sometimes will start from cold and run up to half speed until you take the choke off. Then it just dies from not drawing gas. Status proved if it revs up if sprayed with short blip of ether from 7" away at the moment it dies. Do not try to keep it running on ether more than a minute. Like pure gas, it'll burn up the engine or worst. Do not use ether if the air is not moving. Ether may collect and explode.
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