Stihl 021 wont start

Old 04-26-09, 01:48 PM
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Unhappy Stihl 021 wont start

I had been using my stihl chainsaw for a couple of hours. I decided to take a break. When I went to crank it again I notice it was hard to crank but got it running and used again. By now I needed the chain sharpen so I got a new spark plug at the same time thought that was the reason it was hard to crank. When I finish putting the plug it and tried to crank nothing. It did smell like it was flooding out so I let it sit but it still wouldn't crank. What should I check for?
Old 04-26-09, 02:01 PM
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Check for bright blue spark first at a grounded plug. If OK purge the gas from the cylinder with full throttle, choke & ignition off and plug out. Then plug back in, half choke and full throttle.
Old 04-27-09, 12:52 AM
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You may need to clean and recondition the carb. Sounds like something may be interfering with the needle and seat seal.

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