WEN Brand 3816 Gas Chainsaw - how do you start it...what is the protocal for starting it
We just bought a WEN Brand 3816 Gas Chainsaw off of craigs list...and It didnt come with a manual. In the past we have had only electric chain saws. I was wondering if you knew the protocol for starting one of these chain saws..is it as simple as just pushing the prime button and then pulling the rip cord? We have already got the 40-1 gas oil mix in it...just need to know how to start it
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I also have a BlueMax 45cc chainsaw that I could not start right out of the box. I got lucky a couple of times after many (20 or 30 pulls) but normally I just gave up. Many others online seem to be having this problem with this chainsaw.
It turns out the solution for me was that the starting instructions in the manual are not really complete, there is another step that aids in starting: it needs some throttle. The chainsaw does not like to start with power at idle. After setting the switch to on and setting the choke, as the manual says, before attempting to start, squeeze the throttle while pressing the side button to lock it. For me, this allowed it to FINALLY start with only a few pulls. I learned this when I ran across this video: How to start BlueMax Chainsaw 45CC