Twelve year old, lightly used McCulloch 3200 14'' chainsaw won't run. It started after a few pulls and ran for about 15 seconds, Then died. Now...nothing. Sat in storage for about 5 years. Has original spark plug, which looks very good. Removed and cleaned. Used a spray carburetor and choke cleaner in carburetor. Drained old fuel and replaced with brand new.Would like to avoid removing and rebuilding carburetor, if possible. Thanks!
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Re: McCulloch 3200 won't run
Sorry but really does sound as its only ran for 15 secs on the choke cleaner , we usually change the fuel filter ( thats inside the tank , use a hooked piece of stiff wire to pull it up ) , you will likely need to do a full strip and clean of the carb and fit a new diaphragm the small needle valve may well be stuck into its seat , also watch for the fuel line being perished , and very important , make sure its full of of chain lube oil and pumping correctly ( do this before you even fit the chain and bar )and the chain is tensioned correctly and the clutch and chainbrake operates properly
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if it's a old saw..The seal goes out on the crank next to the clutch,it's called a grease seal, it loses the suction needed to pull fuel in to the engine, can be a tricky one to replace, but will spark a old saw back to life. You may want to replace both crankshaft seals ..First try a few drops of gas down the carb, if it pops off you know it's a fuel issue
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Any fuel containing ethanol is not good with chainsaws. Mix what you expect to use within a few weeks. Anything over 1.5 months old use up in a 4 cycle engine. HTH
MS1432 seems to be a good match for the mac 3200 (at least the Mac 3200 I just aquired from Pawn Xchange is identical to the MS1432 that was swiped from me last year by an *EX* friend) - PDF here:http://lawnandgarden.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/mcculloch/ms1432.html?idRes=5629277
(Yeah, I know, this is an old question but, it may help the nest person needing a manual)