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JD 55ev Chainsaw dead
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Harley    Posted 10-20-2003 at 17:46:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I have a John Deere 55ev chainsaw that stoped running. I just filled it with gas and made about 3 cuts on some 4" logs. After the last cut it stoped (like i hit the kill switch).After that it would not start, the plug was dry and clean. It has no points.
I have tryed: new gas
new plug
cleaned the gas cap, gas line,
muffler, carb
It has good spark , gas, and compresion (just holding thumb over hole). It just won't go.
Also its been running a little faster then norm. (chian moving after a cut)

Update******* Harley    Posted 10-25-2003 at 12:02:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
New parts are on order. I put a compresion tester on it and it read 40 psi. pulled it apart I found something big was bouncing around untell it pressed the rings into the piston, leaving a pritty good size grove. Thanks for the help. Harley.

Harley    Posted 10-22-2003 at 19:07:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thanks for the followups. This saw has no chain break and i have been mixing the gas @ 32:1 for about 3 years with no problems. thanks again Harley

Mike    Posted 10-21-2003 at 07:02:00       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Check the chain brake mechanism. I have one as well that did the same thing. Somehow the chain brake was inadvertantly engaged. If that is locked, I believe that the motor will not run as some kind of safety feature.

Just an idea.

VADAVE    Posted 10-21-2003 at 06:56:20       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How old is it? The older 2 cycle equipment used a greater amount of oil in the gas. An example--I have an Echo blower which will run on 40 to 1 gas to oil and a Sthil Chainsaw which can use 50 to 1 mix. If you mix up 50 to 1 and use it in the Echo like I did you get to rebuild the motor. Of course if you put in more oil they all run fine just smoke a little more. I also have a Titan chainsaw which like 25 or 30 to 1 mix--boy does she smoke.

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