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Saw won't idle

Craftsman saw runs fine won't idle,when trigger is released

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  • j_a_kmetz Mar 16, 2009

    Here is all the information I have , my neighbor gave me the saw when he moved down to Vegas a couple years back.So I can use any information you can give me ,including how you set the chain tension . it is a Craftsman 16" ,Model #358.355162 ,ser. # 94230H0Z857. Thanks John

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    Same thing happens to my Craftsman 18" 358.350880 chainsaw.

  • John McKinney May 11, 2010

    I will need some more information to help you with this. Give me all the numbers you can find on the saw (model, serial, saw name & number, etc.) and I am sure I can help you with this problem. My first guess is that your carb is not set right and you need to turn up the idle. let me know and I will help. thanks,

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