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Chainsaw won't start

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Common solutions for: Chainsaw won't start
Solution 1:
Spark Plug
The spark plug might be defective. To determine if the spark plug is defective, remove the spark plug and inspect it. If the porcelain insulator is cracked, an electrode has been burned away or damage...d, or there is heavy carbon buildup at the electrode, replace the spark plug. Alternatively, if the spark plug hasn’t been replaced in a few seasons, replace it.
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Chainsaw Spark Plug
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Solution 2:
Carburetor
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is often caused by leaving fuel in the chainsaw for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel will evaporate, leaving ...behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner. If cleaning the carburetor isn’t effective, rebuild or replace the entire carburetor.
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Chainsaw Carburetor
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Solution 3:
Carburetor Repair Kit
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is often caused by leaving fuel in the chainsaw for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel will evaporate, leaving ...behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and prevent the engine from starting. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner. If cleaning the carburetor isn’t effective, rebuild or replace the entire carburetor.
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Chainsaw Carburetor Repair Kit
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Solution 4:
Ignition Coil
The ignition coil sends voltage to the spark plug while the engine is running. If the ignition coil is defective, the engine may not start. Before you replace the ignition coil, make sure that the spa...rk plug is in working condition. If you have confirmed that the spark plug is not defective, test the ignition coil using an ignition coil tester. If the ignition coil is defective, replace it.
Required Part
Chainsaw Ignition Coil
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Solution 5:
Recoil Starter
The recoil starter assembly engages the crankshaft to turn over the engine. If the recoil starter assembly is defective, the engine won’t turn over and the chainsaw won't start. Remove the starter ass...embly and inspect it to see if it is functioning properly. When you pull the starter rope, tabs extending from the pulley and cam should grab the hub on the engine, causing the engine to turn. When you release the rope, the tabs should retract and the rope should rewind back on the pulley. If the recoil starter assembly is not functioning properly, replace it.
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Chainsaw Recoil Starter
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Solution 6:
Recoil Starter Pulley
The recoil starter pulley retracts the starter rope when the rope is not in use. If the recoil pulley is broken or stuck, it won’t retract the starter rope. As a result, the engine will not start. If ...the recoil starter pulley is broken, replace it.
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Chainsaw Recoil Starter Pulley
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Solution 7:
Rewind Spring
When the starter rope is pulled and released, the rewind spring recoils the starter rope onto a pulley. If the rewind spring is broken, the rope won't be able to recoil onto the chainsaw pulley. As a ...result, the engine may be difficult or impossible to start. If the rewind spring is broken, replace it. Many rewind springs can be replaced individually, but it may be easier to replace the whole recoil starter assembly.
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Chainsaw Rewind Spring
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