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Stubborn Chain Saw


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11-04-14, 04:49 AM   #1  
Stubborn Chain Saw

Husqvarna 36 chainsaw only used occasionally.
Used Stabil gas addative in fuel mixture.
Air filter and spark plug are clean.

Saw will nor start.

Sprayed starter fluid into the carb and saw ran for maybe 3 seconds.

Will someone give me a checklist of things to do to solve the problem? Thanks.

 
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11-04-14, 05:07 AM   #2  
Check fuel line(s). When my infrequently used chainsaw craps out it's usually because the fuel line has deteriorated. Carb could need rebuild maybe, too.

Oh, and fresh fuel in tank, too. Just had that issue last week, hadn't used it for a while and had some old gas in it. Fired right up after draining and refilling.


Measure it with a micrometer; cut it with an ax.

 
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11-04-14, 05:09 AM   #3  
I second what TG said, I would have said it first but TG was quicker

also check the filter at the end of the fuel line [in the tank]


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11-04-14, 01:18 PM   #4  
AND, don't use ethanol gas. Try to find an outlet for your small engines that sells non ethanol gas. It plays heck with the rubber parts and hoses, as well as the fuel cap if it is internally threaded.

 
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11-04-14, 01:45 PM   #5  
Good point! The last stihl saw I had died and it had low hrs, supposedly the fact that I had always used 10% ethanol played a part in it's demise I now know were all the 100% pure gas stations are and while it does cost a little more - it's not like you're filling up a 20 gallon tank


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11-07-14, 12:37 PM   #6  
Fuel Line

Fuel line is bad. Have new fuel line and filter on order. Thanks for the help.

 
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11-23-14, 11:25 AM   #7  
Fuel Line

Parts arrived. Replaced fuel line and filter. Problem solved. Runs good as before. Thanks to those who helped solve my problem. No excuse now. Have to cut the tree.

 
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