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My Craftsman 18'' chainsaw does not seem to have the power it used to - do you have any ideas why not?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sears sells manuals for a reasonable cost; my last one was $7 US. Go to their website at sears.com and follow the links.
Posted on Aug 07, 2009
No reset or in line fuse I'm aware of. I'd return it to Sears and test any replacement at the store prior to leaving.
Please discuss this with someone in charge of that department. If this has been a problem perhaps try a different model.
Read the manual about the size of conductors in any extension cord too, it may be a contributing factor. HTH
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
SOURCE: 18"poulan chainsaw
Start at 1.5 CCW form lightly seated then tune for performance like this:
Carburetor Adjustment by Madsens.com
CW is leaner; to lean will destroy the saw. If over tightened closed (CW) the adjustment screw faces are easily marred; marred adjustments are difficult to impossible to set properly.
Clean the air filter; adjusting with a dirty filter can cause a run lean condition once cleaned and the saw run.
There are 2 wav (sound - idle & full – may not be highlighted) files that I find most helpful, I think you will too.
I think your starting procedure may be the cause of flooding. Flooded is the #1 cause of hard starts in 2-cycle engines. Read carefully the recommended start in your manual. most miss the second note. It should be similar to this (read 3, read it again):
Warm start in the manual says 1/2 choke BS. Close choke, (sets fast idle) open choke, pull rope.
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
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Make sure you drain the oil when storing your saw. That's because the saw is designed to supply a generous amount of oil to the chain and bar.
Posted on Jun 18, 2010
Take the bar off and clean the grove out with something like a small flat blade screwdriver.Make sure its open where it bolts on.It gets its oil through the bolt holes.If you have a way to blow the dirt out it helps.You can try running the saw without the bar on to see if its putting out any oil.If not you will have to get to the oil pump to see if its not bad.
Posted on Mar 08, 2011
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