Homelite XL chainsaw quits running

Old 11-27-01, 12:33 AM
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Homelite XL chainsaw quits running

I have a Homelite XL 16" chainsaw, UT#11754, Ser#HR0310058 that is three years old but has less than 10 hours total use. About one year after I bought it new, it started giving me trouble. I depress the bulb several times and put it on full choke and started it. It starts and I put the choke down to half and it runs well for about 30 seconds and then start dying. I then full choke it for an instant and it runs but begins to die because of flooding so I have to play with the choke at about 3/4 choke to keep it running. I have opened the H jet about 1/8 to 1/4 turn but still cannot overcome the problem. I took it to a small engine shop and the old fellow that repairs them said the new saws are junk and it would cost more to repair than it is worth. He indicated he would drill a larger hole for the main jet. I believe he just did not want to be bothered with it and may not have known the real problem. If it worked well when it was new, I would not think it would need a larger hole drilled for the main jet now.

Any insite into this problem would be appreciated.
Old 11-27-01, 07:07 AM
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The saw is just hard to work on, that is why he doesn't want to
fool with it. You need to disassemble the carb and clean it. But
first, check your fuel lines for deterioration.
Old 11-27-01, 09:08 PM
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Also check to make sure there are no insect nests or other restrictions in the muffler. Around here, we have a wasp called a mud dauber. They LOVE building nests in mufflers, causing bad or no exhaust flow.

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