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Saw will not stay running

Saw will start up. shut right down. will restart -and shut right of.. changed plugs-.new filter. new gas. still same thing

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It sounds like it is not getting enough fuel to keep it running. There may be a clogged screen in the carb or dirt somewhere in the carb. Another thing you can check is the adjustment on the carb.

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