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Homelite Super Mini just quit
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Margus    Posted 05-22-2002 at 19:29:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I was using the saw, was running OK, and then, just quit. Tried the air filter ok, checked the fuel line, fuel runs out, plug gets wet, when I remove the plug there is a blue spark. When I try to start it it somewhat tries, but just won't run. What else could be wrong. i have also changed the plug, and still, nada

Hogman    Posted 05-23-2002 at 09:14:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Does compression seem to be OK?
Remove air filter,if it has compression release donot use it.Choke open ,throttle open,crank it and watch inside carburator. If You see gas blowing up thru throat You have a bad valve.
Logic says;if theres fuel,fire,compression and correct timing it HAS to run.Timing rarely goes haywire unless the unit comes lose.Those valves are sorta mickey mouse things.
Beyond all that I'd say "the name says it all" Homelite. 50 years agone that was a good company.
A last thought ,try getting FRESH gas and mixin a new batch. When You said "just quit",was it in use at the moment or did You go to use it sometime later and it would"nt run?.

Ludwig    Posted 05-23-2002 at 09:02:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
My snowsled also starts bad like that when its
warm. Leave the plug out and let everything dry
off. Then put the plug back and try 'er.
Fortunately my sled has electric start. The answer
then is to hold the throttle wide open and let 'er
crank, always fires pretty quick that way. Can't
do that on a pull starter th

DeadCarp    Posted 05-22-2002 at 22:09:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Could be something elusive, like a cracked ceramic plug sleeve that arbitrarily slides down and interrupts the spark. Or an otherwise-shorting plug. Either way, since 95% of small engine problems are solved with fresh gas & new plugs, I'd try a NEW plug & rinse the air filter out, otherwise dunno.

TimC    Posted 05-22-2002 at 20:51:01       [Reply]  [No Email]

Crank it over without the plug and dry it out maybe.

Bad seal in the crankcase maybe.

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