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McCulloch Chainsaw won't start

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11-13-10, 08:27 AM   #1  
McCulloch Chainsaw won't start

I have a Mcculloch gas powered chainsaw. I'm having trouble starting it. Prior to now I never had any problems starting and using it and I have only used it a dozen times max. I have changed the spark plug, taken apart the carb and cleaned it. Cleaned the fuel filter. After many many pulls I finally got it to turn over. It ran for a while then when I shut if off - no luck in starting it again. I've pulled the spark plug and verified spark. I do notice that when I'm pulling the starter gas appears to be running onto the ground ??? I tried to see where where it is leaking and appears to possibly coming out of the muffler. Anyone have advice or suggestions. Thanks

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11-13-10, 08:44 AM   #2  
If it's an older saw, you may need to put an overhaul kit in the carb. The diaghragms get stiff & won't operate the meatering lever correctly.. When you find what carb you have, go to their website & check the manuals for proper adjustment of the meatering lever, or use the old one if it doesn't show any signs of wear.. Roger

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