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Pull cord does not turn engine over. This morning, follwowed operationg procedure tostart when engine turned over as if to fire. I closed the choke, pulled the cord twice and on the second pull, it pu

Pull cord does not turn engine over. This is a new (bought February of this year) saw. Seems like it is disconnected.

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Check that the 2 pawls are moveing in the pull start that engage the flywheel you should remove the cover for a closer look also check any warrenty before tinkering

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Sym red devil feels sluggish


Instructions
    • 1 Locate the red button on the top of the handlebars. This is called the "kill switch." When you pull it up the engine can run; when you push it down, the engine will shut off immediately.
    • 2 Pull the kill switch up.
    • 3 Turn the key to the "on" position.
    • 4 Make certain the cord running from the key is attached to the steering column. This device acts in the same manner as the kill switch - the engine will run only when it is secured.
    • 5 Pull the start cord, which looks like an enlarged lawnmower pull-cord and is generally found on the right side of the machine.
    • 6 Listen to the engine - if it starts, let it get going slowly . If it "pops" but does not continue to run, try pulling the start cord a few more times. If you do not hear the engine turn over at all, proceed to the next step.
    • 7 Find the pull tab under the right side of the handlebars. This is called the choke - it often has a circle with a diagonal line through it. The choke helps to start an engine when the weather is very cold or the machine hasn't been used in a while. When using the choke, try leaving it on only long enough to hear the engine fire a couple times, then return it to the "off" position. A choke left on too long can flood the engine.
    • 8 Place the choke in the vertical position - this is called the half choke position. Pull the start cord several times. If the engine fires up, place the choke back down to its original position and let it slowly warm up. If the engine still has trouble starting, proceed to the next step.
    • 9 Pull the choke 180 degrees from its original position - this is called the full choke. Pull the start cord until the engine sputters a couple times.
    • 10 Replace the choke to the original off position and continue to pull the cord. The engine should fire up and settle into a steady hum, ready for fun in the snow.

Jan 15, 2013 | Motorcycles

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Sym red devil feels sluggish


Instructions
    • 1 Locate the red button on the top of the handlebars. This is called the "kill switch." When you pull it up the engine can run; when you push it down, the engine will shut off immediately.
    • 2 Pull the kill switch up.
    • 3 Turn the key to the "on" position.
    • 4 Make certain the cord running from the key is attached to the steering column. This device acts in the same manner as the kill switch - the engine will run only when it is secured.
    • 5 Pull the start cord, which looks like an enlarged lawnmower pull-cord and is generally found on the right side of the machine.
    • 6 Listen to the engine - if it starts, let it get going slowly . If it "pops" but does not continue to run, try pulling the start cord a few more times. If you do not hear the engine turn over at all, proceed to the next step.
    • 7 Find the pull tab under the right side of the handlebars. This is called the choke - it often has a circle with a diagonal line through it. The choke helps to start an engine when the weather is very cold or the machine hasn't been used in a while. When using the choke, try leaving it on only long enough to hear the engine fire a couple times, then return it to the "off" position. A choke left on too long can flood the engine.
    • 8 Place the choke in the vertical position - this is called the half choke position. Pull the start cord several times. If the engine fires up, place the choke back down to its original position and let it slowly warm up. If the engine still has trouble starting, proceed to the next step.
    • 9 Pull the choke 180 degrees from its original position - this is called the full choke. Pull the start cord until the engine sputters a couple times.
    • 10 Replace the choke to the original off position and continue to pull the cord. The engine should fire up and settle into a steady hum, ready for fun in the snow.

Jan 15, 2013 | 2008 Sym Jet Red Devil 50

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What is the starting procedure for an old 041av saw


Stop switch on(forward) choke on(back) throttle lock on. Pull cord and as soon as the motor fires turn choke off and pull again. Regards Phil.

Nov 14, 2012 | Garden

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Engine start procedure for grass trimmer 350 L x series


  • With the trimmer placed on a level piece of ground press the primer bulb about 10 times.
  • Open the choke.
  • Press the throttle and lock it in place with the lock button
  • Pull the start cord until the engine catches. It doesn't matter if it cuts out again.
  • Close the choke, and if the engine did cut out the first time, pull the start cord again. This time it should start and you can start trimming the grass. If it didn't cut out just close the choke and you're ready for trimming.

Apr 06, 2011 | Husqvarna Garden

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Starting problems . never used it before just need simple instruction


  1. Fill the tank with fresh properly mixed fuel.
  2. If equipped turn the switch to RUN or ON
  3. Make sure the tank is full of fresh fuel mixed per directions.
  4. pump the primer bulb until resistance is felt and fuel is seen pulsing through the lines without bubbles.
  5. pull the cord sharply and repeatedly until the motor "hits" on one of the pulls
  6. set the choke half closed
  7. pull the cord sharply until the motor fires and idles.
  8. allow the engine to idle until it will warms up and will idle when you slide the choke all the way open.

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My McCullough mac 3200 series chainsaw has sat in the yard for about 3 years now, yesterday, i brought it inside for some TLC to turn it into a go kart engine....... i cleaned the casings, replaced the...


Is the fuel mix less than 1.5 months old?
Are the fuel lines routed like this?
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3706813-2_cycle_fuel_system_repair

Test the ignition system. Inspect the plug; is it wet (99.5 % of 2-cycle start problems are flooded)? If you have not already install a new plug.
Ignition Coil Test by SmallEng.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7WNBDRG4C4
You may need to use a jumper wire between the threaded part of the plug and the cooling fins. You do not have to bend up the electrode.

If the plug was not wet and you have spark; remove, clean, and reinstall the muffler and spark arrestor. I will give you that you already cleaned the air filter, remove it turn off the choke, put a teaspoon of fuel into the carburetor throat, and reinstall the air filter.

Use this start procedure - Read Cold 3, read it again. At the first hint it fired OPEN the choke.
Start Procedure
Cold:
  1. Ignition on/off to on
  2. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  3. Pull (close) choke, set fast idle (done when choke closed on some saws); pull starter and listen for an attempt to start. once heard (usually two pulls; no more than 4)
  4. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  5. Push (open) choke pull starter until it starts. (usually first pull)
Warm:
  1. Ignition on/off to on
  2. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  3. Pull (close) choke, set fast idle (done when choke closed on some saws) – Do not pull with choke closed.
  4. Push (open) choke, pull starter until it starts. (usually first pull)
I am going to close this. I am still here and more than willing to help or answer questions. just continue as you have already. I think there is still old fuel in lines and and dark corners of the carb. it will clear once we get it to run for a few minutes. Remember I cannot see what you are doing or have done, brevity helps neither of us. Post back with the results from above, hopefully she runs. Good Luck
Lou

Feb 17, 2010 | McCulloch Garden

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Won't start, can't remember starting procedures and dont have manual


Make sure the fuel valve is on. Generally that means pointing down inless there is a diagram on it.

Turn the switch on.

Pull the choke on the carbuerator on full. There will be a picture of a butterfly valve set it so that it is closed. Pull the cord till the engine fires. let it sputter for a second, then open the choke. If the engine dies right away, do all of the above again but once it fires, only open the choke half way. once it warms up a bit open the choke completely.

Dec 22, 2009 | Honda Pressure Washer PSI 3000

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Starts hard floods easily even avoiding the primer


Prime away... on a chainsaw it does NOT squirt fuel into carburetor. It draws fuel from tank, through carburetor, and returns it to tank.
Using the choke however will flood it in a second once it has fired. with a good fuel supply, 99.5 % of chainsaw won't start problems are flooded.
Your manual start procedure should be similar to this:
Start Procedure
Cold:
  1. Ignition on/off to on
  2. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  3. Pull (close) choke, set fast idle (done when choke closed on some saws); pull starter and listen for an attempt to start. once heard (usually two pulls; no more than 4)
  4. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  5. Push (open) choke pull starter until it starts. (usually first pull)
Warm:
  1. Ignition on/off to on
  2. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  3. Pull (close) choke, set fast idle (done when choke closed on some saws) – Do not pull with choke closed.
  4. Push (open) choke, pull starter until it starts. (usually first pull)
The real key on your Husky is to open the choke once it attempts to fire. Closing the choke sets the fast idle but leaving it closed only floods the engine once warmed up or after it attempts to start. True of Stihl too but slightly different start procedure.
If you can not find your manual you can download one here:
HusqvarnaUSA.com
http://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeowner/support/download-manuals/
Enter the 3 digit model number (no XPs, Es, just the numbers)
Serial number decode – useful when downloading IPLs and Manuals
06 1500198
06 = year produced – 2006 (single digit before 2000)
15 = week produced - March
00198 = 198th unit Husky produced that week
Hope you found this helpful.
Lou

Dec 17, 2009 | Husqvarna Garden

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Blowing out gas at the start. Drained and filled with fresh gas mixture. Cleaned spark plug and srayed carb cleaner in hole. Pull choke pull cord , blowing gas out of carb. Stuck float? Buy carb kit from...


No floats in chainsaw carbs. Severly flooded most common start problem with chainsaws. Read and follow the start procedure in your manual. Don't use choke on flooded engine (may set fast idle, set then turn off)!
Extreme Flooding by Dolfoff
Please follow this link, http://www.fixya.com/support/t3226410-no_spark_new_plug_but_continues_flood cursor down to “Best Solution”, while there click the “Was this helpful? [Yes]” button
Start Procedure
Cold:
  1. Ignition on/off to on
  2. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  3. Pull (close) choke, set fast idle (done when choke closed on some saws); pull starter and listen for an attempt to start. once heard (usually two pulls)
  4. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  5. Push (open) choke pull starter until it starts. (usually first pull)
Warm:
  1. Ignition on/off to on
  2. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  3. Pull (close) choke, set fast idle (done when choke closed on some saws) - Don’t pull with choke closed.
  4. Push (open) choke, pull starter until it starts. (usually first pull)
Hope this helps
Lou

Oct 31, 2009 | McCulloch Garden

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Forgot how tostart it


Ensure you have the correct Fuel / Oil mix for your machine first.

Find the choke knob and turn to the closed position.
Find the Primer Bulb and pump it until it is full of fuel, once the bulb is full give it 3 pumps (If the primer bulb is already full of fuel just give it 3 pumps)
Make sure the ignition switch is in the "I" position and not the"O" position.
Pull start! (should take no more than 3-4 pulls before it fires)
Once it fires it may die instantly.... if so cancel the choke and pull start (should fire again on first pull)
If it does not die and it keeps running, cancel the choke while maintaining the engine's rev's.

Hope this helps.

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