I have an electric McCulloch. I haven't used it in a while. I started it by pressing the button and the trigger. It ran for a couple of minutes, then stopped. Repeat, repeat. It took a few minutes to recover. I may have added too much oil. ???????????
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Let's try some trouble shooting ideas:
1) plug some other tool into the power supply to make sure you're getting power. (maybe there's a tripped breaker)
2) Hook a continuity meter to the saw electrical plug. There should be no continuity.
3) With the meter still collected, squeeze the "on" switch/trigger. The meter should show continuity.
If you don't get continuity in step 3 the odds are that the switch or a wire is broken. The only way to find out is to take it apart.
SAFETY!!! Make sure the saw is unplugged.
Since it's already not working, consider it a fun project to try to figure out why. Work slow and keep the parts organized. Once you get access to the wires and switch, the continuity meter will help you isolate what part is not letting the electrical current through.
A soldering gun is used much the same as a soldering iron for melting solder mainly to connect electronic components to circuit boards. To use it you plug it into the electricity mains and press the trigger. This causes the metal tip to heat up. Allow a minute or so for it to reach full heat and press it to the components you want to solder together. When they heat up press the solder against them. The solder melts and runs on and between them forming a bond. Remove the soldering iron and release the trigger. Once the trigger is released the gun starts to cool down again.
If you've used a soldering iron before you'll probably find the gun more awkward as it cools down every time you release the trigger. It's really only useful for quick jobs where you're not going to need it every few minutes. For other jobs where a lot of soldering is involved a soldering iron is better. The advantage the soldering gun has over the soldering iron is that it heats much faster for quick jobs.
There are no McCulloch repair centers I could find in the USA.
I went to the Poulan Repair site locator, http://www.poulanpro.com/node4042.aspx
Input zip codes 73533, 73534 and 73536 for "All electric products". I had to go out to 100 miles and got 1 hit: RODS OUTDOOR PWE EQUIPMENT 910 LAKE MURRAY DRIVE ARDMORE OK 73401 Phone: 580-223-4988
If you would like to try: McCulloch International http://www.mcculloch.biz/int/ I think Poulan products ae called McCulloch in the rest of the world. From the Poulan Contact Us page. All McCulloch Products 1.800.521.8559
If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Good Luck. HTH Lou Thank You for using FixYa.
McCulloch Manuals Illustrated Parts Lists: (IPLs) are fairly simple, on the underside of McCulloch saws is a black and yellow tag; the upper number (“Power Mac 320” 600021H) is the model, below it a serial number (11-18555). These 2 numbers are combined to create an IPL number (“Power Mac 320” IPL number = 11-600021H). The IPL number can be used to find the correct IPL for every McCulloch parts supplier I have found. If the parts supplier only list part numbers the proper IPL is the source for the part number. Operators Manuals: are much more difficult. I have dialed this number many times (Contact Us - All McCulloch Products 1 (800) 521-8559) and have yet to get a satisfactory response. Please try this! If enough of us try they will fix it! HTH Lou Please stress to phone person it is an electric.
Did you remove the old fuel?
Did you refuel it with a fresh oil/gas mix? Mixed to the oil suppliers recommended ratio.
The fuel that sat all summer probably contains ethanol. Ethanol draws moisture, moisture and the oil suspended in the fuel don't mix. The old fuel can be used in a 4 cycle engine. Try refueling with a fresh mix if that doesn't work we need to investigate further.
Hi k2times01 It is a always a good idea to clean out the gas tank and use new fuel, however, this sounds like an RPM problem. Try adjusting the RPM up a tad and see if it runs better when you load it. If the RPM isn't the problem, you may have to clean the carburetor thoroughly.
On hooking up to a water source and plugging it in to an electrical outlet any attempt to test the unit is unsuccessful to include having the on/off switch in either position.With the switch in the on position pump does not operator.The last time I used the unit was July of last year and prior to storing it I did drained the hose.