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I need to clean an air filter for a john deere 55ev chainsaw

It runs fine without the filter but when I put it on it bogs down and when I take it back off it runs fine again.

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Just wash filter in petrol and blow of with compressed air , I would also remove spark arrester from exhaust and clean that by burning carbon of then blowing with compressed air , if you chainsaw still runs bad it needs carby serviced and retuned .

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    just a note to cleaning filter if sponge type make a clenched fist after soking in fuel and squesh fuel out and spray air down through your closed fist to rmaove all petrol . and aloow to dry first .

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close to the carb you will find two tiny screws. They are labeled H and L. L sets the idle speed. H sets the max RPM. Hold the throttle wide open and turn the H screw. When you find the very top end, back it down some or it will be running too lean. That would make it run hot, and provides less lubrication. Could result in engine failure if you run it too lean.

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SOURCE: while cutting the chainsaw bogs down and stops

Check the air filter and the muffler if either are plugged up it will not run smooth. Carb hi and low screws are very sensitive so if you change them, only move them a little at a time.

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SOURCE: Have a McCulloch 3818 chainsaw.

Had this problem with my saw (3818) there are two adjustment screws on the side of the carb there is a hole in the plastic to get to them just fwd of the choke slide, not the idle adjustment which is farther fwd of the other. take a 1/8" flat head screwdriver, get the saw running and turn them ever so slightly till you can get a good idle, they only have a 1/2 turn of adjustment each, it doesnt take much

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  • Clean the air filter; adjusting with a dirty filter can cause a run lean condition once cleaned and the saw run.
  • Clean the spark arrestor and muffler; if the saw cannot exhale it cannot inhale.
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