Question about Homelite Garden
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Had a similar sounding problem with my stihl MS 250. After two years of heavy and frequent use (with minimal maintenance) it ran perfectly but after three years of little use with no maintenance it began to die if the revs were allowed to drop, ie it wouldn't idle. I hadn't been draining the tank when not in use so assumed a carb gunk problem. Can also be caused by an oily mix or old fuel.
Today I removed the old fuel and fuel filter and sprayed the tank and up the fuel line with carb cleaner. Then I removed the spark plug and filled the chamber with carb cleaner (use a straw to direct), I removed the air filter and sprayed carb cleaner in here too. I gently pulled the starter cord a few times to spread the carb cleaner. I left it for 1/2 hour while I had lunch.
I then rinsed out the fuel tank with fresh fuel, renewed the air filter, spark plug, fuel filter and fuel. I checked the H and L screws were in the right place (they were), before pulling on the starter a few times to prime / flood the chamber. I then removed the spark plug for 5 mins and had a cup of tea while the flooded chamber resolved / evaporated, then fired her up. It worked well all afternoon.
No need for any tricky or delicate stuff if you give this a go first is my advice. Cost only of spark plug, air and fuel filters, fresh 2" mix and a can of carb cleaner. Took less than an hour excluding interruptions. Saved a potentially expensive trip to the shop where I'd have been billed for these parts as a routine matter.
Posted on Jan 02, 2009
Needle valve in carb. maybe hung open. Or diaphragm may be bad. You will need to remove carb. and clean and replace all worn parts. Go to homelite.com to find manual for the saw.
Posted on Apr 16, 2009
I haven't found a location of the operator's manuals but the numbers you provided made the IPL (exploded parts list) easy. Thank You. Go here:
https://www.gardnerinc.com/recons/disclaimer-lg.php - Agree; In the "Model Name/Number" type in "UT-10654" and you are there.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
I have that saw. The manual states if you are using Homelite 2 -cycle oil read and follow the instructions on the package. If you use other than Homelite oil use 16 parts gasoline to 1 part 2- cycle oil, 1 gal / 8oz
Posted on May 26, 2010
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