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Possibly cracked fuel line junk in carburetor.

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Rough idle, bogs when I give it throttle then dies


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Go back to the carburetor adjustment screws and snug them down gently. Do not use force on those screws or you'll damage the needle valve seats. Turn both screws out one and a quarter turns out and start the saw. The motor should stay running.... if not adjust the screws until it stays running. Turn one screw in until you hear the motor start to stall, then turn that screw out just a little bit. turn the other screw in until the saw starts to stall, then turn that screw out a little bit. Now if the saw bogs at full throttle, turn one screw out one quarter turn. See if the saw runs at full throttle... if not turn that same screw in to where it was and try the other screw the same way. If you're good, you can adjust the screw while the saw is running to get the best full throttle run. This is not an exact science, and it takes time and many adjustments to get the saw to idle and run at full throttle. Good luck... and have patience.

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What are the air and gas settings for a poulan micro XXV chain saw


adjust the L screw in fully till right in,then out 1.5 turns,same with H screw.Then start saw,adjust L screw in or out slowly till you get max revs.You may need to lower idle via idle screw if revs too high.When screw cant acheive better revs,reset idle.Then,rev saw to max revs,adjusting H screw to get max revs,then when max revs acheived,turn screw anti clockwise 1/4 turn out.That gives it enough petrol to cool the tip of the plug

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Husqvarna 55 chainsaw has a problem running on idle


start by checking all ur fuel lines for holes then proceed to clean or rebuild ur carb the ethonal in fuel is cloging small engine carb jets and making needles stick so then adjust ur carb back to factory settings try with new air filter as well and run 89octane or higher in your two stroke motors u will c a great differance in performance

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Carb ajustment


Only Info I see is "Homelite Chain Saws" - not much to go on.
Most saws have two carb adjustment screws, Hi, and Lo.
Assuming the saw will start and run enough to warm up, then
adjust the Lo screw in, clockwise, until the motor starts to slow down,
turn only about 1/8 turn at a time. From the point where it starts to slow down, turn it out about 1/4 turn. This should give you a decent idle. Now pull the throttle, and see what happens.
A - Saw runs up to speed, but dies off, or starts to slow on it's own.
turn Hi idle screw out about 1/4 turn.
B - Saw speeds up, but runs sluggish, fat - not real hi end.
Turn Hi screw IN, about 1/8 or so, and try again, or adjust
while running at full throttle. (best way)
IF it won't run well, try turning both screws all the way in to seat them, then come back out about 1-1/2 to 2 turns. this should get you in the ballpark to set things up as above.

Once the saw is running well, adjust the idle screw to a smooth idle but slow enough that the chain stops moving.

Stay safe

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My saw starts fine but will not stay running. I rebuilt the carburator but still will not run.


If it is running fast at idle or you cannot adjust it. You may have a leaky crankshaft seal . Also check the hose and filter inside the gas tank for any breaks or clogged filter.

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New chain saw. starts, but doens't idle. It stops running frequently. should it idle? If I keep giving it gas when not sawing I can keep it alive some of the time.


Make sure that when is idle the upper handle is in the right position.in most of them the upper handle need to be at the front position to stay idle unless you want to start cutting,then the handle need to be on the back position to start cut.
Also check for clogged fuel components and a new spark plug.

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Fuel line replacement


Here is a suggestion to your idle problem on your poulan chain saw,turn the saw on its side so the carb adjustments faces you, you will notice two fuel adjustment needles, one with an h beside it an another with an l beside it, the i is the idle circut, the h is the high speed circut,turn both needles clockwise to the right until they bottom out,turn both needles out 1 turn each,start the saw, run it until it warms up,turn your curb idle screw to the right, until the saw will idle on its own,this screw is the big screw above the two main high& low jets,go to your low speed screw the one with the i beside it, turn the screw out until the saw starts to stall,then turn the screw in until the idle picks up& until the saw starts to stumble mid way between these two points is the correct idle with the saw idiling on its own,once you get this problem solved, your saw may be idiling to fast in this case just turn your curb idle screw back until the chain just starts to rotate around the bar.The procedure is the same for your high speed circut,open the throttle wide open turn the high speed needle counterclockwise until the saw starts to lug,then clock wise until the engine picks up, you should get a booging sound or two strokin sound, this is a sign of ample fuel delivery, anything less can lock up your saw, due to a lien fuel mixture,remember your running a two stroke mix of gas& oil you have to have the proper lubrication, i hope you can make heads or tails of this, hopes this helps your problem.p.s.when you perform this proceedure, there may be idle limiter caps over your adjustments,just take a pair of pliers & pull off these plastic caps,, you can reinstall these caps or leave them off the choice is yours

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My eager ****** chain saw will not stay running ?


The 3 adjustment screws are Idle, high and low.
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Craftsman 16'' chainsaw, start with very high rpm, how to adjust ?


The H is for when your cutting,it keeps the saw from stalling. The L, is for the saw when at Idle. When the L ,is adjusted right, the saw should stay running ,and the chain should not move ,that is with the break in the off position. The H screw,should be adjusted if the saw bogs down when rev ed up. A good starting point for theses screws would be a turn and one half out.

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