20 Most Recent Stihl MS181 14" Chainsaw Questions & Answers

Open up handle and check for alignment on trigger and parts. You can look at an exploded view to see all the handle and trigger parts.

Stihl MS181 14"... | Answered on Jul 03, 2016

Anon there is an adjustment screw as indicated in the manual and this will need turning to start the flow of oil.

Stihl MS181 14"... | Answered on Aug 31, 2014

1. Make sure dead mans handle is fully depressed
2. Squeeze throttle in
3. Push choke switch all the way down
4. Pull saw over till it fires
5. Click choke switch up one position to half choke
6. Pull over saw until it fires up, saw should start running at high rev's
7 .'blip' throttle for saw to return to tick over.

If the choke switch doesn't stay down in section '3' check chokelinkage to carb.

Stihl MS181 14"... | Answered on Jan 22, 2013

more information please..

To lock the choke on:-
1. depress dead mans trigget on top of back handle
2. squeeze throttle trigger fully in.
3. slide on switch fully down to 'full choke' position. 'it should stay there'.
4. Pull saw over until it fires once.
5. click 'on' switch up one position to 'half choke'
6. pull saw over again, saw should start running and be revving high.
7. 'blip' throttle, saw should stop revving and run on tick over.

Stihl MS181 14"... | Answered on Jan 19, 2013

More likely the starter recoil is binding.

Stihl Garden | Answered on Mar 19, 2020

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Stihl Garden | Answered on Jan 13, 2020

make sure your air gap from the coil to the flywheel magnet is .010. if it is then take the ground wire off the coil and see if you have spark then. if you do then your ground wire is grounding out somewhere. process of elimination form the coil to the switch.

Stihl Garden | Answered on Dec 28, 2019

Possibly fuel tank not venting properly. See recall.


Stihl Garden | Answered on Dec 14, 2019

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Stihl Garden | Answered on Dec 04, 2019

Set the gap between coil and flywheel to 0.010 inches, if possible disconnect the stop wire from coil to eliminate that part of the circuit. If spark, reconnect stop wire and check again with stop switch in the on position, should still have spark. If not there is a short in the stop circuit.

Stihl Garden | Answered on Oct 31, 2019

According to Stihl's engine service manuals, when the engine has no spark or a dramatic, sudden loss in power, the problem could lie in the ignition system. The ignition system ignites the fuel in the engine for proper combustion. When the spark isn't firing correctly, an influx of gas can bog the engine down or cause it to not start at all. Since you are dealing with potentially lethal high voltage, extreme caution is advised and safety gear should be worn at all times.
first Slide the rubber spark plug connector off of the spark plug. On most Stihl's this can be accessed from the top of the engine, underneath the chain brake handle. Unscrew the air filter cover and remove it, if you can't see it on top of the engine
then Insert the socket wrench onto the spark plug and remove it from the engine. Discard the old spark plug and replace it with a new, identical spark plug, which will be recommended in your operator's manual. Make sure the spark plug is gapped according to your manual's specifications or else the engine won't start.
after that Turn the ignition switch to the "On" position. Insert the spark plug into the rubber connector. Make sure the chain brake is disengaged by pulling back on the black chain brake handle, which runs atop the saw's engine.
Hold the rubber plug and spark plug, with gloved hands, about 1 to 2 centimeters from a metal point on the engine block. Wipe any flammable gas or oil from the metal spot on the engine with the rag. Tug on the starter cord and look for a blue spark across the "hex" part of the spark plug,Check to be sure the wires leading to the "On-Off" switch aren't tangled or touching a metal point on the engine if there is no spark, Replace any wires if they are damaged or corroded

Stihl Garden | Answered on Oct 30, 2019

Check the ground wire on your coil and see if it is loose or well grounded...

Stihl Garden | Answered on Oct 29, 2019

check with STIHL DEALER

Stihl Garden | Answered on Oct 23, 2019

start by removing the chain and cleaning all the dirt from there where the oil port is

Stihl Garden | Answered on Oct 23, 2019

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