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Fuel to Air adjustment?

I can't get my saw to start. It fires with starter fluid but won't fire with fuel. It has a new plug and I have completely cleaned the unit..

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most of the time there is a air leak in one of the two crank shaft get to them you need to pull off the flywheel and the clutch assy.look for wet areas. that will be where the seal is letting out the oil and air.If you keep putting starting fluid in the carburator you will burn the rings,the piston and the cylinder up

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Try some starter fluid (eather) that wil give you an indication if it's ignition or a fuel problem.

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: my chain saw is getting to much fuel and is stalli...

clean your air filter

Posted on Jun 02, 2010

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SOURCE: Will not start

That seems to imply that the check valves in the primer pump and in the fuel pump section of the carburetor are bad or the air pressure just forced by the valves. The line without the filter is the tank return line from the primer pump. The primer pump is supposed to pull fuel from the fuel filter into the carburetor flooding all spaces within it it, then passing out to the primer pump and from there, back into the tank. Does the primer bulb fill with fuel after several pumps? The first try may take longer because you forced all of the fuel out of the carburetor with the air pressure. Make sure all of the carburetor fasteners are tight. It's possible that you have injured the diaphragm in the carburetor lower chamber when you blew air into the line. Go to: for a 12 page article on Walbro carburetor theory and troubleshooting. Make sure the spark plug gap is set at 0.020". Hope some of this helps!

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Yes it is very important i would recommend also putting in a new spark plug. Thanks for asking and I hope it helps

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