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Will not start

Chain saw died now wiil not start

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First check for spark then check ignition switch and coil and that's a good place to start

Posted on Sep 15, 2012

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SOURCE: chain saw starts then dies shortly after

hi

I think you have a carburation problem.Carefully disassembly the carb and clean it.Check the fuel line and filter,the ventil of the gas tank.

regards savumihai71

Posted on Dec 02, 2008

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SOURCE: chain saw emitted sparks and now does not start.

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When the engine get warm and die(I suppose)check the spark at the sparkplug.You can let the saw run until it ran out of gas and you will not distroy the engine.Change the sparkplug.

best regards savumihai71

Posted on Dec 19, 2008

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SOURCE: poulan chain saw won't stay running

Carburator needs to be removed and cleaned. 

Posted on Feb 15, 2009

SOURCE: chain saw wiil not stop chain in ideal how do you adjust brake

clean the clutch bell out with a air compressor or somthing

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: 142 chain saw. Starts but will not pick up when

Remove, clean and reinstall the muffler and spark arrestor, if no better the "L" needle may need adjustment.
Carburetor Adjustment by Madsens.com
http://www.madsens1.com/saw%20carb%20tune.htm

  • 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.
  • Clean the spark arrestor and muffler; if the saw cannot exhale it cannot inhale.
  • There are 2 wav (sound - idle & full - may not be highlighted) files that I find most helpful, I think you will too.
Most chainsaws die because they are are run lean. I am going to inject a little Lou theory here. Air leaks and defective fuel delivery systems account for most chainsaw failures. Constant adjustment of needle valves can easily camouflage more serious problems that result in burning up your saw.

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Thank you for using FixYa and Good Luck. HTH
Lou

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best regards savumihai71

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hi

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regards savumihai71

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