chainsaw won't stay started

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Old 11-27-11, 10:27 AM
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chainsaw won't stay started

last time i used it it worked great leant it out and now i cant get it to stay started when i did get it started i gave it some gas and it killed out
 
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Old 11-27-11, 10:54 AM
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When you say you "leant it out" does that mean you adjusted the carburetor jets? Why did you make the adjustment? Have you tried returning the jets to their original setting to see if that helps?
 
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Old 11-27-11, 10:57 AM
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no i let someone borrow it
 
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Old 11-27-11, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Pilot Dane View Post
When you say you "leant it out" does that mean you adjusted the carburetor jets? Why did you make the adjustment? Have you tried returning the jets to their original setting to see if that helps?

"Lent"- "Loaned"
 
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Old 11-27-11, 11:02 AM
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there was a small piece of branch or twig in the chain that wasnt letting the chain move i thought so i took the chain off and it still wouldn't stay started
 
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Old 11-27-11, 11:10 AM
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Fresh fuel and good spark plug ?
 
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Old 11-27-11, 11:15 AM
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i tried fuel but not spark plug ill try that
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Old 11-27-11, 12:14 PM
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How "machine smart" is the person that borrowed your saw? Are you certain that they put in the proper gas/oil mix and did not simply fuel it with straight gas?

If you did not add any fuel since you got it back you can pour some gas out of the tank into a glass jar and hold it up to the light to see if it looks like straight gas or a gas/oil mix. It's not scientific but it might give you a clue if it's been run without oil. You can also take it to any place that does warranty work on two stroke equipment. It's pretty common to test the fuel when something is brought in with engine trouble.
 
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Old 11-27-11, 03:41 PM
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What type of chain saw is it?
Normally I would hope people borrowing are more gentile with borrowed equipment, and if two stroke, they might add more oil to be safe, not run WOT as much....etc. Two strokes are meant for two positions, WOT and off
Eliminate the simple things first so you don't have to invest as much only to come back to them
 
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Old 11-28-11, 02:19 PM
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so the chainsaw runs now but it wont turn the chain when its on i tried it looser still wont turn when the blade is off it turns
 
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Old 11-29-11, 06:27 AM
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Knowing specifically what you have for a saw would help...make, model, serial. Does it have a chain brake that is engaged, thereby not allowing the chain to turn?
 
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