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Homelite chainsaw
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Jeff    Posted 04-13-2002 at 17:53:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have an older homelite saw. It starts with choke, but i put it on half choke and it runs for about 5 seconds at high speed then stalls. I can toggle it back and forth between full and half choke to keep it barley running. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I have a new plug and fresh gas.

Thanks----Jeff


Nathan(GA)    Posted 04-14-2002 at 07:02:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sounds like fuel restriction to me. Could be several things, fuel filter stopped up, fuel line collapsed or stopped up or carb stopped up. I had to remove the carb from 2 weedeaters and a chainsaw that hadn't run for some time. They were gummed up. Cleaned 'em up good.

Sometimes you can get 'em to go by running with the choke til it cleans itself, but not often.

The muffler screen could restrict it too.


Duey (IA)    Posted 04-13-2002 at 21:19:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Jeff,
One major item that is overlooked that will cause the problem you described is the spark suppressor screen in the muffler. It gets all carboned up and will cause back pressure. Remove it and clean it with carb cleaner. I have an old Caddy right now that won't start because a squirrel filled the muffler with hood insulation and acorns. (It was parked by an old oak tree with a for sale sign in it)I thought I had a buyer but I couldn't get it started. I drove it there two weeks before. Duey


DeadCarp    Posted 04-13-2002 at 18:50:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, the plug is 95% of the problem with small engines but you covered that, so the fuel mix is restricted. Try this: Unscrew the cover from the air filter, either rinse it off good with gas or throw it away & just use the screen. Should run like a top.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 04-13-2002 at 19:06:21       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You might check the fuel take up tube. sometimes they get gummed up from old fuel. Sounds to me like the air filter as decscribed above tho.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 04-13-2002 at 19:06:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You might check the fuel take up tube. sometimes they get gummed up from old fuel. Sounds to me like the air filter as decscribed above tho.


Okie-Dokie    Posted 04-13-2002 at 18:55:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You might check the fuel take up tube. sometimes they get gummed up from old fuel. Sounds to me like the air filter as decscribed above tho.


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