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Homelite Chainsaw Won't Start

The chainsaw small engine often has a separate model number. Use the small engine model number for a complete list of symptoms and parts. Watch our model # lookup video for help finding the model number.

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The 7 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Chainsaw won't start are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

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Spark Plug - Part # 1863322 Mfg Part # 852

Spark Plug

RepairClinic Item # 1863322 Aftermarket (Non-OEM) part

Every chainsaw relies on a spark plug to ignite the air-fuel mixture for proper combustion. Over time the electrode on the spark plug will burn away and the engine does not start. If the engine does not start, remove and inspect the spark plug. If there is any doubt that the plug is working properly replace it.

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Carburetor

RepairClinic Item # 1946510

If the chainsaw won't start, the carburetor might be clogged or have bad fuel in the float bowl. If old fuel was left in the chainsaw for a long time some of the volatile ingredients may have evaporated, leaving a thicker, stickier product that is more like varnish or shellac. This sticky fuel can clog up the small jets and ports in the carburetor and it can be difficult to burn making it hard to start the engine. The only solution is to drain the old fuel from the float bowl and thoroughly clean the carburetor with carburetor cleaner. If that isn't effective, replace the entire carburetor.

 

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Carburetor

RepairClinic Item # 1958095

If the chainsaw won't start, the carburetor might be clogged or have bad fuel in the float bowl. If old fuel was left in the chainsaw for a long time some of the volatile ingredients may have evaporated, leaving a thicker, stickier product that is more like varnish or shellac. This sticky fuel can clog up the small jets and ports in the carburetor and it can be difficult to burn making it hard to start the engine. The only solution is to drain the old fuel from the float bowl and thoroughly clean the carburetor with carburetor cleaner. If that isn't effective, replace the entire carburetor.

 

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On - Off Switch - Part # 1946791 Mfg Part # PS02369

On - Off Switch

RepairClinic Item # 1946791

Chainsaws are equipped with an on/off switch. If the chainsaw does not start, this switch might be defective. Check the switch for continuity. In the on position the switch should have continuity.

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Rewind Spring - Part # 1947723 Mfg Part # A97908

Rewind Spring

RepairClinic Item # 1947723

The recoil starter assembly has a rewind spring which spins the pulley backward to rewind the starter rope. If the rewind assembly is broken the rope will not rewind and the engine does not start.

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Recoil Starter - Part # 1951776 Mfg Part # 300982011

Recoil Starter

RepairClinic Item # 1951776

If pulling the recoil starter assembly handle doesn't engage with the engine and the engine does not start. Repair or replace the recoil starter assembly.

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Recoil Starter Pulley - Part # 1946901 Mfg Part # PS03117

Recoil Starter Pulley

RepairClinic Item # 1946901

The recoil starter pulley winds up the starter rope when not in use. If the recoil starter pulley is broken or stuck it may not rewind the rope and the engine does not start.

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