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Craftsman Chainsaw Starts Then Stalls

The chainsawsmall 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 part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Chainsaw starts then stalls are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Chainsaw starts then stalls

Cause 1Carburetor

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 may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the chainsaw engine to stall. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner. If cleaning the carburetor isn’t effective, rebuild or replace the entire carburetor.

Parts
Carburetor for your CraftsmanChainsaw
Carburetor - Part # 1988166 Mfg Part # 530071987

Zama carburetor kit

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Cause 2Carburetor 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 may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the chainsaw engine to stall. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner. If cleaning the carburetor isn’t effective, rebuild or replace the entire carburetor.

Parts
Carburetor Repair Kit for your CraftsmanChainsaw
Carburetor Repair Kit - Part # 1984490 Mfg Part # 530035269

Kit-carburetor repa

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Cause 3Fuel Filter

The fuel filter might be clogged. A clogged fuel filter is often caused by leaving old fuel in the chainsaw. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the fuel filter and cause the engine to stall. If old fuel was left in the chainsaw, drain the old fuel from the fuel tank and replace the fuel filter.

Parts
Fuel Filter for your CraftsmanChainsaw
Fuel Filter - Part # 1993441 Mfg Part # 545038501
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Cause 4Air Filter

The air filter may be clogged or dirty. If the air filter is clogged, the engine will get too much fuel and not enough air. As a result, the engine may stall or run roughly. Inspect the air filter to determine if it is clogged. If the air filter is clogged, replace it.

Parts
Air Filter for your CraftsmanChainsaw
Air Filter - Part # 1984206 Mfg Part # 530029813

Assy-turbo air clea

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Cause 5Air Filter

The air filter may be clogged or dirty. If the air filter is clogged, the engine will get too much fuel and not enough air. As a result, the engine may stall or run roughly. Inspect the air filter to determine if it is clogged. If the air filter is clogged, replace it.

Parts
Air Filter for your CraftsmanChainsaw
Air Filter - Part # 1984692 Mfg Part # 530036582

Air-filter (bottom)

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