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My chainsaw will start on choke but dies when you give it gas

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You need to strip and clean out the carb. The main fuel passages and jets are blocked or stuck. A new gasket set would probably also not be out of place.

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Check the fuel line for cracks. That is usually the problem. Plastic fuel lines crack with age and need to be replaced. I have had a couple of Craftsman Saws (made by Polan do the same thing).
Fuel line can usually be purchased at a hardware store or saw shop. Takie a piece of the old line with you to get the right size.

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It is running in a lean condition. Continued operation like that can cause piston and cylinder failure.
I'd take it in for repair estimate ($10) at the local chainsaw seller/mechanic. Explain the problem you are having, Probably a leaking fuel line. I'd expect a repair and tune up about $40-60. Your saw will perform better and your arm will thank you. If tuned ask what fuel/oil ratio they used (should be 50:1) and affix a label to your fuel tank. HTH

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