Question about Stihl Garden

1 Answer

I have replaced with new Spark Plug, checked plug it is getting fire. you can pull and pull rope and saw will not fire. Filter is clean and it is full of gas with new fuel filter

Posted by Anonymous on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 27 Answers

Ti mite be grounding out some were or gas not getting thou the carb

Posted on Mar 08, 2015


6 Suggested Answers

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 15 Answers

SOURCE: I have a Benchmark chain saw - replaced brittle fuel lines

sounds like your clunk has come free from fuel line or it is stuck at top of fuel tank. i would empty tank and see if clunk is free by giving the saw a good shake if you cant here the rattel of the clunk you have found the problem PS clunk is a weight attached to the end of your fuel line in tank it makes the line stay at the bottom of the tank

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

  • 2220 Answers

SOURCE: chain saw no start

It needs spark, fuel and compression to run, which is missing?
Lets start with spark. Replace the plug (very inexpensive and great insurance), then do this:
Ignition Coil Test by
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.

Before we get to fuel please download and follow the start procedure in your Operator's Manual here:
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
I own a Husky 359 that 1 time I forgot to set the fast idle (close then open choke). It was near impossible to start. I have missed the initial attempt to fire and flooded it too, again almost impossible to start.

If it has spark and the start procedure fails, put a teaspoon of fuel mix in the carburetor throat, open the choke, and pull. Does it fire and attempt to start? Yes it probably has a fuel delivery problem. Please repost with what you did and we will continue. HTH
IMO regardless of what your manual says ( yours probably 50:1) all 2-cycle engines should be operated on 50:1 (1 gallon of premium fuel to 2.6 ounces of quality 2-cycle engine oil). Once adjusted for this mix they start easier, pollute a bunch less, and do not foul out plugs, cylinders, or mufflers. Run lean conditions are most often caused by dirty air filters, air leaks not detected by the operator, or failing to add any oil to the fuel in the tank. Using a 32:1 mix prevents none of these occurring! I use a Pioneer chainsaw I purchased new early 1980 with a 50:1 mix.

Posted on Jan 06, 2010

  • 211 Answers

SOURCE: husqvarna 51 died and wont restart

if you have a good compression,a strong enough blue spark and carburetion for the fuel air mixture try priming the engine(put small amount of gas in the spark plug hole)then start the engine.If the engine runs only the gas you put inside the cilinder there is a carburetion problem to find and fix.
let me know regards savumihai71

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: my Poulan 3500 chain saw will not start

3500 poulan runs and secand stop

Posted on Oct 22, 2010

  • 1358 Answers

SOURCE: MY HUSQVARNA 36 AIR INJECTION chain saw does not get gas to the spark plug. Checked and cleaned the fuel filter and line and it seems to be clear....??? What else would prevent gas from getting to s

this new gas is a carb killer you will need a new diaphragm for the carb and there is a little screan next to the needle and seat that can be cleaned. about a 5.00 repair if done right.. use marine gas

Posted on Feb 03, 2012

Testimonial: "Right on the money. Thank for all your help. It's great when people share their knowledge with others. As someone one said, "knowledge not shared is wasted"."

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Compression lockup

Remove spark plug. Pull rope several times to blow out cylinder. Spray WD 40 in spark plug hole. Pull rope several times. ensure compression is present. Replace spark plug with new one. Spray starting fluid in cylinder before replacing spark plug. Ensure plug wires snaps on tight. Check oil level, fill with 30w oil if required. All mowers have a low oil start cutoff. Clean or replace air filter.

Sep 10, 2012 | Toro Power Lawn Mower

1 Answer

My lawn mower fires up but idles slow and rough

No adjustments. Automatic governor. Replace spark plug. Ensure blade is sharp and oil is full. 30w oil. Always put Stabile in gas. When you remove spark plug pull rope several times to blowout cylinder. Spray a little WD40 in spark plug hole, then pull rope several times. Spray starting fluid in spark plug hole, replace plug, ensure plug wire snaps on tight. Clean replace air filter.

Aug 09, 2012 | Troy Bilt 5.5hp Self Propelled Mower

1 Answer

Doesn't start has spark @ plug fuel @

try starting meaning pull the rope 6 times and then check the spark plug if its wet clean it or try a new plug, if its dry your not getting fuel in the cylinder which means carb problems. if you have a seringe or something to put some gas into the spark plug hole then install spark plug and try it. if it runs for a couple of seconds then you need to focus on the carb. only put a small amount of fuel in the plug hole if you try it otherwise youll be pulling on the rope for awhile before it will start. hope this helps.

Jul 06, 2011 | Echo CS400 18" Chain Saw

1 Answer

Cannot start husq 340 have spark but no combustion even if put gas in spark plug hole. have new spark plug

The engine may be flooded--take the plug out, turn the saw upside down, and pull the starter rapidly a few times with the throttle full on. If flooded, a fuel spray will likely come out of the plug hole. Make sure the ignition is OFF when doing this--you don't need a fuel fire! Is the spark at the plug blue and snappy (plug gap set to 0.020")? Replace the plug and see if it will run. Make sure the air filter is clean. Hope this helps!

Oct 16, 2010 | Husqvarna Craftsman 36cc, 16 In. Gas Chain...

1 Answer

I had this saw tuned up a few years ago and put it away. I added new fuel (40 to 1 mix) took out the spark plug and checked the gap.025 and didn't even have to clean it. I set the choke to full, made sure...

I don't know the plug number. Off the shelf chain saw plug from small engine repair shop will replace existing plug.

First of all, are you getting spark?
Take out plug. Put spark wire on plug. Hole plug by spark wire. Touch metal threads of spark plug to metal part of engine block. Metal to metal. Pull cord. Look for spark between metals. If there is no spark, then spark coil is bad.

Look at exhaust port. Is there anything that would stop the exhaust from escaping?

Can you get to fuel line running into carburetor? See if gas makes it all the way to the carburetor.

Can you get to the air filter? Is it dirty? Can you spray WD-40 directly into carburetor. A saw that has good exhaust, spark and compression will fire on WD-40.

If your engine can fire on WD-40, but will not stay running, then carburetor is suspect. Maybe gum out will work. Try to keep the engine going on WD-40 and see if that opens the carburetor.

If you can keep engine going on WD-40, that takes both hands ... use your third hand to move choke and throttle levers and see if the engine can start on its own.

Upvote if this information helps. Thanks for the feedback.

Oct 15, 2010 | McCulloch Garden

1 Answer

Petrol Engine will not start. The saw is a Stilh and I have not usaed it for 18 months

Ok first off drain all fuel out of the saw replace the fuel tank filter, then clean out the air cleaner, pull the spark plug out and with some and paper sand the spark plug so that it's clean. NEXT mix some new gas mix and add to the tank try putting the choke on full and pull rope about a dozen times then put choke in partial open and try starting. If it does not start pull spark plug and pull starter rope and see if you have spark if you do add a capfull of gas mix into the spark plug hole and tighten the spark plug down and try pull starting if it fires off and dies then you have a cracked fuel line and need to replace the fuel line. When you have the plug out spray a small amount of WD 40 into the sparkplug hole and pull the rope a few times to get rings lubracated then add the gas. If it won't start post here and I will give you more directions to test for starting again. HOPE THIS HELPS AND THANKS FOR USING FIX-YA.

Mar 17, 2010 | Garden

1 Answer


If raw fuel comes out of the muffler then you have an extreme flooding condition. There are no Model Numbers to tell me which type of saw we are working on but this works most of the time.

Try this: Remove the spark plug and BE CERTAIN the stop-switch is in the OFF position. Take the saw outside and bring a fire extinguisher with you! Hold the saw by the rear handle and let the muffler hang down to the lowest point possible. SLOWLY begin to pull the starter rope and observe the fuel being pumped out of the muffler. Gradually increase the speed of the rope pull and get as much fuel out as possible. When satisfied that it's dry, it isnt. Use compressed air to LIGHTLY blow into the spark plug hole and continue to pull the rope. (Might need 50 or more pulls!) Blow the spark plug dry and reinstall it.
Turn the switch ON, leave the choke OFF, and hold the trigger wide open. Start the saw and allow it to run at full throttle until it clears out all unburnt fuel and has good throttle response. If you need further assistance reply to this post with the make and model of the saw and I will be happy to help.

Hope this is helpful,

Oct 19, 2009 | Garden

2 Answers

Will not start and doesn't even fire. New saw used once. New mixed gas added and sill no fire. Acts like the on/off switch is not operating properly??

Take the saw outside and have a fire extinguisher handy.

With the switch in the OFF position, remove the spark plug and SLOWLY pull the rope.
If you notice raw, liquid fuel coming from the spark plug hole you have a fire hazard in you bare hands!

Gradually increase pulling speed to see if you notice any fuel vapors or mist coming from the spark plug hole. If you do, you have found the problem: It's flooded.
Continue pulling rope and use an air blow gun to LIGHTLY blow into the spark plug hole and dry the cylinder. You should pull 20 or 30 times while blowing air in.

If the cylinder is bone dry reattach the spark plug wire to the plug and touch the outer shell of the plug (or the threads of it) to a metal surface on the saw's engine (AWAY from the spark plug hole!) You can use any metal object to conduct the electricity and increase your reach if needed. Turn the switch back on and pull the rope medium speed and check for spark on the electrode of the plug. If no spark, turn switch to other position and repeat.

NOTE: IT WILL NOT SHOCK YOU as long as you maintain contact with the outer shell of the spark plug and the engine's metal parts.
If spark is present, reinstall plug and try again.

Be sure the choke lever is set properly for either cold or warm starts (whichever applies) and it should start easily for you in the future.
Hope this helps!

Sep 28, 2009 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

3 Answers

Poulan 6.75 Lawn mower will not start

Remove spark plug, clean and dry. Replace plug. Remove air filter. Spray WD-40 into carb opening; one second blast. Turn over engine, (pull handle). Engine should start briefly and run for 3 seconds.  If not, you are not getting spark to spark plug. If engine starts, you have a dirty carb and you can buy a rebuild kit from manufacture.

May 02, 2009 | Poulan Pro " Pro" Self Propelled Mower

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garden Logo

Related Topics:

34 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Stihl Garden Experts

Joseph Mueller
Joseph Mueller

Level 2 Expert

338 Answers


Level 1 Expert

5 Answers

ray gallant

Level 3 Expert

45441 Answers

Are you a Stihl Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides