Question about Homelite Consumer Products 9.0 Amp, 14 In. Chainsaw
Remove the starter assembly from the engine and try to turn the flywheel by hand--it should move freely except when the piston is beginning compression. If the flywheel won't turn, then remove the muffler and check the piston skirt and cylinder for severe scoring. If it is, then suspect that the engine was run on straight gasoline. This damage will be quite expensive to repair as the cylinder, piston, and ring(s) will require replacement plus labor if you farm the work out. If the above check revealed a freely turning flywheel, then check the starter mechanism looking for a bound starter cord or other obstruction. If the spool can't be turned CCW, then suspect that the spring is over-wound and can't be turned further--remove the starter cord after wedging the spool so that it won't unwind completely, the loosen the wedge and turn the spool CW about 5 or 6 turns, then re-wedge the spool again. Reinstall the cord (replace it if badly worn) by melting the cord end, then tying an overhand knot to retain it. Wind the cord CCW 5 or 6 turns, then thread the cord though the cord port, slide the handle on, melt the cord end, and tie another overhand knot to retain the handle. Hope some of this helps!
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
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