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10-07-17, 08:35 AM   #1  
Chain saw getting fuel?

My old (1984?) Husqvarna 50 chainsaw stopped running. It just stopped. Have checked most of the obvious things. I have the feeling it's not getting fuel, though the fuel pick-up, etc., look ok where you can see them. Maybe there's a leak someplace I can't see. How can I tell if it is getting fuel? I took out the plug, which was dry. Tried pulling the starter, including with the choke on. Did not see any fuel. Should I, necessarily?

 
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10-07-17, 09:30 AM   #2  
Not seeing it isn't conclusive. Put a spoon of gas mix down the plug hole and see if it will fire with full throttle, no choke. If it does fuel is the problem. Pretty much says put a kit in the carb or get another one. Price of a carb is often cheaper than a full kit.

 
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10-07-17, 07:02 PM   #3  
Have you checked for spark? Generally a fuel problem presents itself gradually but not always.


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10-08-17, 04:00 AM   #4  
The spoonful of gas test worked. It even seems to have fixed it! Quite mysterious...

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10-08-17, 04:53 AM   #5  
Maybe its running for that short period of time created enough vacuum to cause some debris (additive deposits) in the fuel line to budge ?

 
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10-08-17, 06:16 AM   #6  
Could be a stiff diaphragm that loosened up a bit with the initial running. It may show up again after the next sitting period.

 
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10-08-17, 11:52 AM   #7  
Check for damage/rot/broken fuel lines.

 
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