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Chainsaw Running Problem

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01-14-04, 06:07 PM   #1  
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Can anyone tell me why! After I run my chain saw for a while and then shut it off it will not start again

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01-15-04, 12:31 AM   #2  
Hello gbpack1950!

Could be many reasons. Try squirting some fuel into the plug hole when it doesn't want to start. If it runs, then you know it is a fuel starvation problem. Try not choking it and trying to start it with the throttle held wide open. Pull it 10 or 15 times like this. If it starts, then it is too much fuel...leaking carb. Check for spark when it doesn't want to start... Could be a breaking down coil.

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01-15-04, 02:58 AM   #3  
Also, when it starts to kill, remove the fuel tank cap, if that fixes your problem then the vent in the cap is clogged and it is creating a vacuum in the tank starving the engine of fuel.

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01-17-04, 11:47 PM   #4  
I have an older saw and discovered that the plug wire was chaffed and grounding out. For whatever reason the problem only occurred when I went to start it.
Crap also builds up under the covers and a shot of air blows it out. Every little bit helps!

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