Please Help Homelite XL2 won't run Thanks!!


Old 09-25-06, 05:13 PM
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I've got an older XL2 Auto. It starts on 2nd or 3rd pull, revs up for 10-15 seconds then dies out like it's running out of fuel. it won't restart or even fire, after 4-5 pulls it is flooded w/ fuel dripping out of muffler. It has good spark, good fuel,clean air filter, good compression. the carb seems to only have 2 adjusting screws one is the idle and I'm not sure if the other is for high or low speed adj.
Any suggestions are very appreciated.
Also, I've looked for a Model/Type/code or a serial # on the saw, but can't find one. The only ID I see is on the starter housing XL2 automatic.

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Old 09-25-06, 07:05 PM
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Sounds like time for a carb overhaual. take it apart, soak it, & install a carb kit. Good luck. Roger
Old 09-25-06, 08:47 PM
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Thanks for the reply.
does anyone know where/if there is a model/code/type # anywhere on these saws? I want to be sure I order the correct parts. Thanks
Old 09-26-06, 02:54 AM
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While you would need what is a model (UT-number) and serial number and if you've looked hard and still can't find such, don't fret. For the carburetor, it will have its own set of numbers cast onto it. It will be either a Walbro, Zama or Tillitson carburetor and you can take the carb to a saw, or general small engine, shop and they should be able to get you the rebuild kit you need. If you have a Homelite dealer in your area, I'd check with them first. You should also buy a new carb mounting gasket as well. And it wouldn't hurt to get a new fuel filter and air filter.

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