Yesterday's Tractor Co. Parts for Farm Tractors - Compare our Prices!
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 9N,2N,8N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   Traditional YT Forum ViewClassic View   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

chainsaw issue

Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic    
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Super Steve
Regular


Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 435
Location: Ailsa Craig, ON, CA

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:27 am    Post subject: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ok so don't laugh, I'm working on a Poulan chainsaw for a neighbour. He took it in a couple years ago to a "mechanic" to get "serviced", it sat for a bit after he got it back then when he needed it, it wouldn't start.

We are going to cut some wood this weekend and he would like to use his rather than potentialy wrecking one of mine which I'm fine with.

So I had to replace to fuel line for starters, got it all primed again and firing, strong spark, everything seems fine. I can get it to run for a about 5 seconds then it seems to run out of fuel. I don't have a manual so I'm just shooting in the dark on this saw. I played with the carb a bit but can't figure it out.

Any ideas?

P.s. I tried to get his wife to buy him a new one for his birthday a few months ago and she came home with a weedwacker instead
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Greenday
Tractor Expert


Joined: 08 Jun 2008
Posts: 1622
Location: NW Missouri

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:48 am    Post subject: Re: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote

diaphram in caburetor bad
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Bret4207
Tractor Guru


Joined: 15 Jan 2005
Posts: 6049
Location: St Lawrence Valley, Northern NY

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Fuel filter and a carb kit to start with. You sure you got the fuel lines hooked up right and it has flow?
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Russ from MN
Tractor Expert


Joined: 11 Feb 2006
Posts: 2699


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:41 am    Post subject: Re: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Did you try opening up the high speed jet? A lot of people set them to the recommended setting and expect them to run, doesn't necessarily work that way.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
showcrop
Tractor Guru


Joined: 13 Dec 2000
Posts: 11226


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:43 am    Post subject: Re: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I had the same thing with my husky a couple years ago. I was going to order a carb kit but a whole new carb was approx. $26.00 so it was a no brainer to replace the whole carb.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Michael Soldan
Long Time User


Joined: 14 Aug 2007
Posts: 1489
Location: Exeter Ontario

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote

...he did dump all the old gasoline out and replace the plug before he attempted to start it..?.....9/10 thats what it takes
 
Back to top
View user's profile
JOHNNYfromMI
Regular


Joined: 05 Mar 2009
Posts: 308


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Check for plugged up spark arrestor, that is the screen in the muffler.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
mechanicfred
Guest






Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Had the same type of thing happen to me. Turns out the fuel line had rotted and was cracked inside the fuel tank causing it to suck air. Replaced the fuel line and problem was solved.
 
Back to top
Roger in Iowa
Tractor Expert


Joined: 12 Oct 2007
Posts: 1811
Location: Ottumwa, Iowa

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My Poulan did something similar. Found the seal behind either the flywheel or clutch had moved out. Would not draw thru the carb. Put it back in place. Runs fine.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
LJD
Tractor Expert


Joined: 22 Sep 2011
Posts: 1905


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:24 am    Post subject: Re: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Could be many things. One common problem with saws -especially if they've been used with a dull chain - is a plugged filter INSIDE the carburetor. I'm not referring to the pickup filter in the tank. The carb has a small fuel screen and I've had unplug many. Dull chain makes saw "dust" instead of chips. That fine dust gets in the fuel - and easily gets past the tank filter and plugs the screen in the carb.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
JF in CT
Long Time User


Joined: 11 Apr 2009
Posts: 614


Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had the exact same issue with a weed whacker. Turned out that when I replaced the fuel line I switched the input line with the return.
 
Back to top
View user's profile
c frank
Guest






Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Are you using 100% Gas? If not that"s more than likely your probable cause. 10% ethanol Kills small engines.If it sets over 30 it is bad.
 
Back to top
jon f mn
Tractor Guru


Joined: 25 Jan 2012
Posts: 4522
Location: Pine City Mn

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:04 am    Post subject: ! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

WHAT??? Surely letting him use your saw would not result in it coming back broken! Some would say you are being selfish by not insisting that your good friend use your saw.
 
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address
Super Steve
Regular


Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 435
Location: Ailsa Craig, ON, CA

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:08 am    Post subject: Re: chainsaw issue Reply to specific post Reply with quote

He did put new fuel in it when he tried to start it the other day, then I dumped it out and replaced the fuel line, filled it with fresh fuel again which is where I'm at now
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Super Steve
Regular


Joined: 27 Mar 2003
Posts: 435
Location: Ailsa Craig, ON, CA

Report to Moderator

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:11 am    Post subject: Re: ! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

This was his choice, I was sitting his garage making plans to cut wood with him in my bush thisweekend and I asked him if he wanted to use one of my saws or would he like me to see if I could get his running, he said try and get his running and if I can't then he will just use mine
 
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Yesterday's Tractors Forum Index -> Tool Talk All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651.

YT Home  |  Forums Home

Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters