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My homelite chainsaw has fuel blowing out the air intake, what causes this?

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There is a torn diaphragm inside the carb. If you pass me the model number I can find the parts you will need to repair it yourself.

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I take it you have a gas powered saw. Before starting any work on the machine, remove the plug lead.
To service it, remove the blade and guide and clean them all thoroughly. Clean the drive sprocket and its recess, this is best done with compressed air or at least a stiff paint brush. Inspect the chain cutting blades for damage and also the guide links and the groove they run in. Lubricate everything lightly with a thin oil before reassembly.
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