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Homelite chainsaw won't run

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Join Date: Jan 2001
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07-12-05, 03:42 AM   #1  
Homelite chainsaw won't run

Was using my 9 month old Homelite Bandit to take down some bushes yesterday. Everything was fine until several minutes into it when the saw would quit at idle. I could restart it on one pull and it would run again until I let it idle, then quit. Eventually the saw would only start when at half choke, full throttle. As soon as I let up on the throttle it would die.

Not sure where to go here (can't find my owners manual for the troubleshooting guide).


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07-12-05, 06:56 AM   #2  
I have a Homelite 23AV and not sure if it's the same as yours. Mine started doing something similiar and I found the carb to be loose on the cylinder. Tightened it and installed some threadlocker and has worked fine ever since.

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07-13-05, 01:11 AM   #3  
Any chance it was used without oil in the gas?

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