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Homelite 10540 chainsaw 35CC chainsaw won't start when hot

I have a Homelite Model 10540 35CC chainsaw; it starts fine when cold, but won't start when hot. Why.

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Go to: http://www.drystacked com for a 12 page article on Walbro carburetor theory and troubleshooting. Check particularly, the position of the gasket in the lower chamber. Check the spark plug for blue, snappy spark when the engine is hot. If ok, place a small amount of fuel mix in the cylinder and try for start. If it pops several times, look to the fuel system. Check the fuel filter, air filter, and muffler for plugging. Does the primer bulb fill with fuel after several pumps? Check the fuel lines for decay or other damage. When the engine is hot, try not using the choke, but set the fast idle. Hope some of this helps!

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly. This sounds as if the engine leaned out big time. You may have a hole in the piston. Perform a compression test looking for 110 PSIG minimum. There is a bit of a compresion release due to the design of the cyliner head so you will not see full compression on a compression test. Your compression should be 110 PSI or above. There is the possibility you also have a fuel supply problem that caused the engine to run lean. This could be from debris in the carb or a hole in the carb diaphragm(s). I know this is a 35cc engine and has a 14" bar unless you changed it to a 16" bar.


The piston is in detail D but appears to NOT be available. (no release date)

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Cylinder gasket opening up or blown
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only when hot is your clue expansion leak pressure Boom dies out

hard to pull is expansion of piston

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