Question about McCulloch Garden

1 Answer

I have a MAC 3516. I runs starts fine and runs for a few minutes at high speed (have made a few cuts), but sputters and dies. It will start again, but when I try to increase speed it dies. I have cleaned air filter (could use a new one), put in new gas, and cleaned muffer (spark arrester screen is original, but I cleaned as best I could). I was going to try to adjust carberator, but instruction manual does not provide guidance - saws settings are factory set. I took to Sears repair, but they would not look at it - said parts are unavailable. If it is a carberator setting, are they any instructions?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 4,088 Answers

Try checking the fuel filter in the tank for plugging. Also, check the condition of all of the fuel lines for decay or other damage. You won't be able to adjust the jet settings if the screw heads are 'D' shaped--only authorized service dealers have the necessary special screwdriver. Try removing, then replacing the fuel cap when it quits--if the vent is plugged, it will starve the carburetor after running a while. If it works well at first, then it is not likely that the jets are mis-adjusted. Hope this helps!

Posted on Oct 08, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Ac works fine when fan is on low but fan cuts off after a couple of minutes on high

Bad fan motor. Multi-speed motors have a set of windings for each speed. Your high speed is bad so the only solution is to replace the complete motor. When motors are going bad they will over heat and kick out on the heat safety. As it cools back down it will start again for a short time again until it gets hot again.

Jul 12, 2015 | Coleman Dometic Duotherm Rv Air...

1 Answer

My car is sputtering and dying. If I try to restart it, it will immediately go into sputtering/dying mode. If I wait a while an hour or so it will start up and drive fine.

When was the last time that the carburetor was stripped and cleaned? Also have you checked the fuel filter? Finally, the problem seems to come and go as the engine is run (and it gets hot) check that the fuel line and any electrical cables are well away from the hot engine as far as is possible.

Jun 16, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

1991 Nissan maxima hesitates

Best guess is O2 sensor is reading too much unburned fue in the exhaust for some reason and leaning out the fuel flow to compensate. Runs when you throw more throttle at it but leans out as you try to hold steady speed. Should throw a code though.

Apr 25, 2013 | 1991 Nissan Maxima

1 Answer

I have a 20 HP Honda outboard. It starts easily; but any attempt to increase speed either in or out of gear results in immediate cut off of the engine. On starting, it will idle normally for about three...

fuel delivery issue. it sounds like it will run on whats in the float bowl then die. once it refills the bowl (slowly) it runs on that again. check that the tank vent is working properly and that there are no blockages in the fuel lines

Feb 19, 2013 | Garden

1 Answer

2003 night train fxstbi starts fine but sputters at low speeds.

It sounds like it's running a tad lean on the low speed circuit. Since it's fuel injected, you'll have to take it to a dealer or maybe an aftermarket shop to have them check the computer's fuel map setting.

Feb 20, 2010 | 2003 Harley Davidson FXSTB Night Train

1 Answer

Air wont blow

The high speed setting on any blower bypasses the dropping resistor completely so I suspect you have a failing switch contact. If you can access it, some 'contact cleaner' from an electronic supply outlet may help to restore its operation but generally, once a switch develops problems, it will fail again. 

Sep 18, 2008 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

86 bmw L7

I think your problem might be your fuel relay which is situated next to the fuse box in the engine compartment.

Jul 13, 2008 | 1986 BMW L7

2 Answers

Sputtering, chugging, black smoke - won't restart when hot

check your tail pipe for a "clog" engine not breathing correctly.

Jun 22, 2008 | 1993 GMC Sierra K1500

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garden Logo

Related Topics:

333 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top McCulloch Garden Experts

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers


Level 2 Expert

259 Answers

Are you a McCulloch Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides