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Could be quite a few problems, did this just happen or is it something that has been ongoing. If you have a volt ohms meter unplug tool and start thru the cord all the way to the brushes. Give me the model number and I will try and find you a breakdown for the tool and we will go from there, It is possible that it is something as simple as dirt in the brush area. Let me know.

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My o34 Stihl chain saw ran good one day the next day won’t start I rebuilt cab got fire no start I tried starting fluid in plug still no pop to try to start saw is 34 years old well maintained

Have you checked the compression on the cyl. A saw that old may have lost compression and also have you checked the muffler to be sure it is not plugged. I base this on you saying you have fire to the plug.

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Saw does not start

  • If the saw was left away for a few months with fuel in it then a gel forms in the carburettor. If this is the case the carburettor may need to be stripped down by a professional and the jets cleaned.
  • If this was not the case the following procedure should get it running assuming that the spark plug is sparking. Even if fuel was left in the saw it may still solve the problem if it's not too bad.
  1. Remove the spark plug from the saw. If you want to check that it's sparking push the plug back into the HT lead, Rest the spark end against a metal part of the saw and pull the start cord. Check that the plug is sparking while you're pulling it.
  2. Assuming that the spark is ok pour about 5ml, one teaspoonful, of fuel into the opening where the plug came out of.
  3. Dip the spark end of the plug in the fuel so the spark gap is wet and replace the plug in the saw
  4. Try to start the saw.
The fuel that you poured in will ignite and should start the saw. The procedure may have to be repeated 2 to 3 times. Don't be tempted to use more than the 5ml of fuel or you'll flood the saw.
I hope this solves your problem.

Dec 15, 2010 | Garden

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Will not start, it has fuel coming through and has a spark?

When I have a problem starting my saw what I do is;
  • Remove the spark plug
  • Pour about 5ml (one teaspoonful) of fuel into the opening
  • Wet the electrode end of the spark plug (The spark gap) with fuel
  • Replace the plug and try to start the saw.
The fuel you poured into the spark plug opening should ignite and cause the saw to start. The process may have to be repeated 2 to 3 times but should get it going. Don't be tempted to pour any more than the 5 ml of fuel in or you'll flood the saw.

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After starting and operating the chainsaw for a short time, it dies and I can't get it started again. Suggestions?

Engines require 3 things. Spark, compression and fuel. And chainsaw need 2-cycle oil mixed with the gas.

Assuming you have the right oil-gas mixture and a fresh batch of gas, and you didn't leave old gas in the saw all summer long since last November.

-Take off the dirty air filter and see if saw starts without filter. Do not run without putting in new filter.
-Check exhaust port for mud dobber home or screen clogged with carbon and dirt
-See if saw fires up after squirting WD-40 directly into carburetor
-Check gas line >>> pull gas line loose and see if gas flows out of tank to carburetor
-Take out spark plug > put finger over spark hole and pull cord >> do you feel suction that says you got compression?
-Put spark wire back on spark plug >>> hold spark plug so threads touch bare metal part of spark plug hole >>> pull starter cord and see if spark shows between plug and saw >>> suggest you not hold metal part of spark plug while pulling cord [you'll understand why]
-If spark plug shows spark, then your saw has spark ... so put in new plug and start fresh.

If your saw has compression, spark, and fuel it should start unless carburetor is gummed up because gas was left in tank.
Here is the final trick. Start the saw while spraying WD-40 directly into carburetor and see if you can keep it going with the WD-40. This might take a helper. If this does not work, then carburetor is bad or gas line is clogged at carburetor. Time to take it to the shop.

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Remove the plug and then plug into plug wire. With the spark plug laying on top of engine pull the recoil a couple times and you should see spark at the plug. If all is good and there is the proper mixture of gas/oil ratio in saw then >>With trigger depressed fully and choke on, pull until it fires and then shove the choke in. /////If no spark and the saw is new, I would return to retailer.

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Those saws are very finicky. First shake the saw very vigorously, as the saw running dry mayy have sucked dirt to the intake screen. Clean the plug and check gap. Prime, choke and pull till it starts. your plug may be foulled, this happens alot when a saw leans out from running out of fuel.

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Try checking for spark when she won't start. I'll wager your ignition module quits when it gets good and warm. HTH

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Remove the spark plug and test for spark. If ok, try some starting fluid in the plug hole, install the plug, and try to start. If it runs a short time, it is not getting fuel. Check fuel lines including inside the tank. Clean or replace the air filter. If this saw is fairly old, the carburetor probably needs a re-kit and cleaning. Does it have good compression? Check the muffler for plugging. Make sure the fuel/oil mix is fresh. Good luck!

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