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How to Tension a Chainsaw Chain Correctly
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TheRepairSpecialist

How to Tension a Chainsaw Chain Correctly

* VISUALLY EXPLAINED For some FREE Printable Download help Leaflets: https://www.therepairspecialistonline.com/ Properly tensioning your chainsaw chain ensures that it operates safely and efficiently. An overly tight or loose chain can lead to poor cutting performance, increased wear on the chain and bar, and even safety hazards. Let's walk through the steps to correctly tension a chainsaw chain: 1. Safety First: Before working on your chainsaw, ensure it's turned off, and the engine is cool. Wear appropriate safety gear, including gloves and eye protection, to prevent injury. 2. Release the Chain Brake: If your chainsaw has a chain brake, release it to allow the chain to rotate freely. 3. Chain Inspection: Examine the chain for any visible damage or wear, such as damaged or missing teeth. Check for loose or damaged drive links. 4. Tension Adjustment: Locate the chain tensioning mechanism, which is typically a screw or knob located near the chainsaw's guide bar. Loosen the tensioning mechanism to release the tension on the chain. 5. Bar and Chain Alignment: Check the alignment of the guide bar and the chain. They should be in proper alignment with each other. 6. Proper Tension: The chain should sit snugly against the guide bar without sagging or binding. Tension the chain until you can gently pull the bottom of the chain away from the bar by using a gloved hand. Ensure that the chain still moves freely along the bar when you manually rotate it by hand. 7. Test the Tension: Rotate the chain around the bar to check for any tight spots. The chain should move smoothly without binding. 8. Tighten the Tensioning Mechanism: Once you achieve the correct tension, use the tensioning mechanism to lock it in place. Make sure it's secure, but avoid over-tightening, which can cause damage. 9. Check the Chain Brake: Engage the chain brake to lock the chain in place when not in use. It should engage smoothly without any resistance. 10. Final Inspection: - Double-check the chain tension and alignment after tightening the tensioning mechanism. - Ensure that the chain still moves freely along the bar without any binding. 11. Lubrication: - Don't forget to lubricate the chain with chain oil to ensure proper functioning and reduce friction during operation. Conclusion: Tensioning a chainsaw chain correctly is essential for safe and efficient cutting. Regularly inspect and adjust the chain tension to prevent excessive wear on the chain and guide bar, extend the life of your chainsaw, and enhance overall cutting performance. By following these steps and prioritizing safety, you can maintain your chainsaw in top working condition. Many thanks indeed. Craig Kirkman (Owner and Creator of The Repair Specialist Channel) Please check out my amazon shop. I have recommended some useful items from Amazon below. I guarantee you that these items are the sorts of things I use on a daily basis so I know they are good. I have to be careful in recommending products because I have my name and credibility at stake. So I will only recommend good products. https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/therepairspecialist #ChainsawMaintenance #ChainsawChain #ChainsawSafety #ProperTension #ChainsawTips #ChainsawCare #GuideBarAlignment #OutdoorEquipment #ChainsawOperation #ChainsawSafetyTips #ChainsawMaintenanceGuide #ToolMaintenance #ChainsawSafetyGear #SafeChainsawUse #ChainsawTensioning #DIYChainsawMaintenance #ChainsawPerformance #SafetyFirst #ChainsawTechniques #ChainsawLubrication
Chainsaw Carburetor Settings: HOW ADJUST CHAINSAW CARBURETOR CORRECTLY!
04:29
TheRepairSpecialist

Chainsaw Carburetor Settings: HOW ADJUST CHAINSAW CARBURETOR CORRECTLY!

Welcome to my youtube Chainsaw Carburetor Adjustment. Tuning a chainsaw involves adjusting the carburetor to optimize its performance. Typically, you adjust two screws on the carburetor: the High (H) screw and the Low (L) screw. Adjusting the H screw first is essential for fine-tuning the high-speed settings. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to do it: Safety First: Always wear the appropriate safety gear, including safety goggles, gloves, and hearing protection. Ensure the chainsaw is on a flat, stable surface with the bar and chain away from any obstructions. Identify the Screws: Locate the carburetor adjustment screws on your chainsaw. The H screw, which controls the high-speed settings, is often marked with an 'H' or 'HI' near it. It may also be colored red. Factory Settings: Before making any adjustments, it's a good practice to find out the manufacturer's recommended settings for your chainsaw's carburetor. Check the user manual or the manufacturer's website for this information. The recommended settings may vary depending on your chainsaw's make and model. Adjust the High Screw: I personally adjust the H screw first - So to adjust the H screw, turn it clockwise (right) to lean the fuel-air mixture for higher RPM or counterclockwise (left) to enrich the mixture for lower RPM. Start with a baseline setting by turning the screw all the way in (clockwise) gently, then back it out by 1.5 to 2 turns. Initial Start: Start your chainsaw, and let it run at full throttle for a few minutes. This allows it to warm up to its operating temperature. Fine-Tuning: With the chainsaw running at full throttle, slowly adjust the H screw in small increments (1/8 or 1/16 of a turn) until you find the setting where the engine is running smoothly and reaches the highest RPM without any stuttering or excessive smoke. You should notice the engine running cleanly without bogging down. Cutting Test: After making adjustments, test the chainsaw by cutting a log or piece of wood. If it bogs down or stalls during cutting, it may be running too lean, so enrich the mixture by turning the H screw counterclockwise This principle works for most types of Chainsaw saws, and the following also helps with Chainsaw maintenance. So, whether you are using a Stihl Chainsaw, Husquvarna Chainsaw, basically, all types of Petrol Chainsaw are valid for this principle, as well as many types of or a 2 Stroke Engine. The Electric Chainsaw, of course, escapes this whole principle! Anyone who has experience tuning chainsaws knows, whether it be a Stihl chainsaw, a Homelite chainsaw, Poulan, McCulloch, Jonesered or husqvarna chainsaw, that there are so many different types of adjustment screw heads on all of the different brands available. Some have screw driver heads and others have specialist tool requirements. Here I have included a great adjustment kit on Amazon, which will fit most chainsaws: https://amzn.to/39EbJg0 Thank you Craig Kirkman, The Repair Specialist, on chainsaw carburetor adjustment Please check out my amazon shop. I have recommended some useful items from Amazon below. I guarantee you that these items are the sorts of things I use on a daily basis so I know they are good. I have to be careful in recommending products because I have my name and credibility at stake. So I will only recommend good products. https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/therepairspecialist #ChainsawTuning #ChainsawMaintenance #CarburetorAdjustment #HighSpeedScrew #ChainsawPerformance #TuningGuide #ChainsawEngine #CarburetorTuning #HighSpeedSetting #ChainsawRepair #OutdoorPowerTools #ChainsawSafety #ChainsawTips #ChainsawMaintenanceTips #ChainsawHacks #ChainsawDIY #HomeImprovement #OutdoorTools #ChainsawSafetyTips #ProperTuning #OptimizePerformance
CHAINSAW CARBURETOR TUNING: For Correct Chainsaw Carburetor Operation!
02:50
TheRepairSpecialist

CHAINSAW CARBURETOR TUNING: For Correct Chainsaw Carburetor Operation!

Chainsaw BOG DOWN - How I Tune a Chainsaw (You can to!) Welcome youtube Chainsaw Carburetor Adjustment. My Chainsaw was Bogging down when throttled and not Idling correctly. I Easily adjusted my Carburetor without any cost. You can to. HERE'S HOW I DID IT. For some FREE Printable Download help Leaflets: https://www.therepairspecialistonline.com/ Here I have some useful information for you if you need to tune the carburetor on your chainsaw. Anyone who has tried this for the first time can tell you that it's quite a daunting task. If you have tried this yourself I'm sure you will have thought, where are the adjustment screws exactly? Even if you know where they are you might then wonder, which screw do I adjust? If you know which screws to adjust then, which screw first? How much to I adjust them? Do I turn them inwards (clockwise) or outwards (anticlockwise). After trying to adjust these without any experience it can result in complete frustration. What I hear a lot is "my chainsaw wont start" This principle works for most types of Chainsaw saws, and the following also helps with Chainsaw maintenance. So, whether you are using a Stihl Chainsaw, Husquvarna Chainsaw, basically, all types of Petrol Chainsaw are valid for this principle, as well as many types of or a 2 Stroke Engine. The Electric Chainsaw, of course, escapes this whole principle! Key moments: 00:19 - Chainsaw Engine Bog down | How to correct it 00:46 - Engine Smoking Excessive and Wont Rev up | How to correct it 01:12 - Engine wont Rev up and will Stop when Idling | How to correct it 01:37 - Engine running un-even when Idling and Excessive smoke | How to correct it 02:04 - Chain turning when Idling | How to correct it Well, this easy to follow video will explain what you need to do. Anyone who has experience tuning chainsaws knows, whether it be a Stihl chainsaw, a Homelite chainsaw, Poulan, McCulloch, Jonesered or husqvarna chainsaw, that there are so many different types of adjustment screw heads on all of the different brands available. Some have screw driver heads and others have specialist tool requirements. Here I have included a great adjustment kit on Amazon, which will fit most chainsaws: https://amzn.to/39EbJg0 Please take this advice as demonstration purposes only. It is your very own decision whether or not to take this advice and any undertaking relating to this video, by you, must be done so in the correct safe manor as dictated by your safety user manual. Do not undertake any of the procedures shown in this video unless you are sure of your own safety as described by your safety manual. Thank you Craig Kirkman (Owner and Creator of The Repair Specialist) Please visit our website: https://www.therepairspecialistonline.com/ Please check out my amazon shop. I have recommended some useful items from Amazon below. I guarantee you that these items are the sorts of things I use on a daily basis so I know they are good. I have to be careful in recommending products because I have my name and credibility at stake. So I will only recommend good products. https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/therepairspecialist #ChainsawCarburetor #ChainsawTroubleshooting #DIYChainsawRepair #ChainsawMaintenance #ChainsawTuning #CarburetorAdjustment #ChainsawProblems #ChainsawIdling #ChainsawRepair #ChainsawTips #ChainsawHacks #DIYChainsaw #ChainsawAdjustment #ChainsawIssues #ChainsawEngine #2StrokeEngine #ChainsawSound #ChainsawPerformance #ChainsawTutorial #TheRepairSpecialistOnline
Chainsaw won't Start/Run - Reasons for Engine Damage..
12:29
TheRepairSpecialist

Chainsaw won't Start/Run - Reasons for Engine Damage..

* VISUALLY EXPLAINED A chainsaw may not start due to various reasons, and troubleshooting the issue involves checking different components and factors. Here are some common reasons why a chainsaw won't start: Fuel Issues: Empty Fuel Tank: Ensure there is enough fuel in the tank. Old or Stale Fuel: Gasoline can go bad over time, causing starting problems. Use fresh fuel. Incorrect Fuel Mix: Chainsaws with 2-stroke engines require a specific fuel-to-oil mixture. Ensure the mix is correct. Spark Problems: Faulty Spark Plug: A worn-out or fouled spark plug can prevent ignition. Replace it if necessary. Ignition System Issues: Check for damaged wires or a faulty ignition coil. Air Supply: Clogged Air Filter: A dirty air filter restricts airflow, affecting combustion. Clean or replace the air filter. Blocked Exhaust: Ensure the exhaust isn't clogged, which can lead to starting problems. Carburetor Problems: Clogged Carburetor: Dirt or debris in the carburetor can disrupt the fuel-air mixture. Clean or rebuild the carburetor if needed. Compression Issues: Low Compression: A worn piston or cylinder can result in low compression. A compression test can help diagnose this issue. Choke and Throttle Settings: Ensure the choke and throttle settings are correct for starting the chainsaw. Follow the manufacturer's instructions. Safety Features: Check that all safety features, including the chain brake and safety interlock switches, are functioning correctly. Flooded Engine: If you've attempted multiple starts without success, the engine may be flooded with fuel. Let it sit for a while to allow excess fuel to evaporate before trying again. Hydraulic Lock: If the engine has been overfilled with oil, it can lead to a hydraulic lock. Check the oil level and drain excess oil if necessary. Worn or Damaged Parts: For some FREE Printable Download help Leaflets: https://www.therepairspecialistonline.com/ Timestamp: 00:27 - Fuel/Oil Mix Ratio. How this can cause engine damage. 01:05 - Fuel/Oil Mix Ratio. How damage occurs using Detailed Moving Engine Animation. 02:07 - Engine Damage. Comparing a normal piston and a piston damage due to incorrect oil ratio. 02:43 - Prolong Engine Life. Ways to make your chainsaw engine last longer and work better. 03:52 - Fuel too Lean. How the 'Fuel to Air' ratio (from the Carburetor) can cause damage. 05:53 - Carb Adjustment Screws. How they can contribute to engine damage. 07:07 - Inlet Boot/Manifold. How damage in this can lead to engine failure. 08:22 - Barrel/Pot gasket. Damage that can occur to the engine if this gasket fails. 09:08 - Barrel/Pot Gasket leakage. Quick observation to diagnose any leakage. 10:02 - Main Crankshaft Seals. How leakage of these can cause Bog Down and engine failure. 10:28 - Contaminated Gas/Fuel. Here's how dirt in gasoline can cause engine damage. 11:11 - Contaminated Air. This is how insufficiently filtered air can caused engine failure. 12:09 - A personal Thank you from Craig Kirkman of The Repair Specialist.. I have included a link here that a good premium two stroke oil on Amazon. I am not the seller and I do not know the seller, but I know that this type of oil is very good and will help keep your chainsaw in tip top condition for many years: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007TJKJ4C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=therepairsp02-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B007TJKJ4C&linkId=920067555858172559f10ff6130631f1 This principle works for most types of Chainsaw saws, and the following also helps with Chainsaw maintenance. So, whether you are using a Stihl Chainsaw, Husquvarna Chainsaw, basically, all types of Petrol Chainsaw are valid for this principle, as well as many types of or a 2 Stroke Engine. The Electric Chainsaw, of course, escapes this whole principle! I want to thank you and I hope the information here helped. Craig Kirkman (Creator and owner of the Repair Specialist Channel) #lawnmower​ #gardening​ #repairing​ #savingmoney​ #chainsaw #Chainsawrepair #oil #smallenginemachines #DIY #howthingswork Please check out my amazon shop. I have recommended some useful items from Amazon below. I guarantee you that these items are the sorts of things I use on a daily basis so I know they are good. I have to be careful in recommending products because I have my name and credibility at stake. So I will only recommend good products. https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/therepairspecialist #ChainsawMaintenance #EngineDiagnosis #EngineDamage #ChainsawRepair #DIYMechanics #EngineCare #MechanicalInsights #PreventEngineDamage #FuelMixtureRatio #AirFilterImportance #QualityTwoStrokeOil #ChainsawPerformance #EngineLongevity #MechanicalExplanation #TheRepairSpecialist #EngineMaintenance #MechanicKnowledge #FuelSystem #ChainsawProblems #SaveMoneyOnRepairs
Untangle Chainsaw Chain | Unknot | 'Easy Procedure'
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TheRepairSpecialist

Untangle Chainsaw Chain | Unknot | 'Easy Procedure'

* VISUALLY EXPLAINED Here is a unique procedure to untangle your chainsaw chain. If all else has failed then here is the answer. For some FREE Printable Download help Leaflets: https://www.therepairspecialistonline.com/ If you are having any difficulties starting or running your chainsaw, then this free printable Fix-it checklist download on my website will help you. Thank you Craig Kirkman (owner and creator of 'The Repair Specialist' channel and it's copywrited content) on chainsaw chain. Please check out my amazon shop. I have recommended some useful items from Amazon below. I guarantee you that these items are the sorts of things I use on a daily basis so I know they are good. I have to be careful in recommending products because I have my name and credibility at stake. So I will only recommend good products. https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/therepairspecialist #lawnmower​ #gardening​ #repairing​ #savingmoney​ #chainsaw #Chainsawrepair #oil #smallenginemachines #DIY #howthingswork #lawnmower​ #gardening​ #repairing​ #savingmoney​ #chainsaw #Chainsawrepair #oil #smallenginemachines #DIY #howthingswork #ChainsawChainCare #ChainMaintenance #EasyUnknot #KnotRemoval #ChainsawProblems #ToolTips #ChainsawSkills #DIYChainsaw #KnotSolution #ChainsawSafety #OutdoorTools #GardeningHacks #ChainsawMaintenance #ChainsawRescue #ChainsawHelp #ToolTutorials #ChainsawHacks #YardWork #HomeImprovement #LawnCare
Chainsaw Engine Damage - 3 Common Causes 'Explained'  - Chainsaw wont Start  - BOG DOWN
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TheRepairSpecialist

Chainsaw Engine Damage - 3 Common Causes 'Explained' - Chainsaw wont Start - BOG DOWN

* VISUALLY EXPLAINED If you are having any difficulties starting or running your chainsaw, then this free printable Fix-it checklist download on my website will help you. I'm a big fan of Stihl two stroke oil. I have used it for many years and it has always provided my two stroke engines with super quality lubrication and protection from engine wear, all whilst at the same time allowing great engine running. I have always found this brand to be of fantastic quality at a reasonable price, and have been using this type of oil for many years. Find it here: https://amzn.to/3bGKqTZ In this video, the focus is on explaining three common causes of chainsaw engine damage, particularly addressing issues related to starting problems and engine bog-down. Chainsaws are essential tools for various cutting and trimming tasks, but like all mechanical equipment, they can experience issues over time. Understanding these common problems and their causes is crucial for chainsaw owners to troubleshoot and prevent further damage. Starting Problems: The video highlights that one of the most frustrating issues chainsaw owners face is difficulty starting the engine. It explains that starting problems can be attributed to a range of factors, such as a clogged air filter, a fouled spark plug, or issues with the fuel system. By identifying these potential culprits, the video equips viewers with the knowledge to address starting problems efficiently. Additionally, it emphasizes the importance of regular maintenance, including air filter cleaning and spark plug replacement, to keep the chainsaw in good working condition. Bog Down: Another common problem addressed in the video is engine bog-down. Chainsaws that bog down can lead to inefficient cutting and stalling, causing frustration and delays in work. The video delves into the reasons behind this issue, such as incorrect carburetor adjustments, fuel mixture problems, or air intake blockages. It explains that understanding the root cause of bog-down is essential for resolving it effectively. The video demonstrates how to check and adjust the carburetor and fuel mixture to prevent this problem, ensuring that the chainsaw runs smoothly and efficiently during operation. In summary, this video serves as an informative resource for chainsaw owners, helping them identify and address common engine-related issues like starting problems and bog-down. By offering explanations and solutions in a clear and visual manner, the video empowers viewers to troubleshoot and maintain their chainsaws effectively, ultimately saving them time, money, and frustration. In this video I explain 3 common causes of chainsaw engine damage those with little or no experience (the complete novice). Some of the symptoms for this type of issue can be: -the engine will not start, -engine will start but not run correctly (loss of power, over revving, under revving, uneven running, carburettor will not adjust correctly, and many more) -engine will BOG down -engine will not even turn over (crank) I hope you will learn a few things about how a chainsaw works and save money on large repair bills. I will include the links mentioned in the video very shortly Many thanks indeed Craig Kirkman (Owner and Creator of the 'The Repair Specialist' Channel) #ChainsawEngineDamage #ChainsawStartingProblems #EngineBogDown #ChainsawMaintenance #TroubleshootingChainsaws #ChainsawRepair #EngineProblemsExplained #ChainsawTips #ChainsawWontStart #ChainsawMaintenanceGuide #EngineTroubleshooting #ChainsawCare #ChainsawProblemsSolved #ChainsawEngineRepair #PreventingChainsawDamage #ChainsawUseTips #ChainsawPerformance #ChainsawFix #EngineIssues #ChainsawProblems #ChainsawProTips
Chainsaw Won't Start - How to Un-flood, Quickly, Easily & Safely - Chainsaw Flooded
03:10
TheRepairSpecialist

Chainsaw Won't Start - How to Un-flood, Quickly, Easily & Safely - Chainsaw Flooded

* VISUALLY EXPLAINED When a chainsaw engine is flooded, it means that an excessive amount of fuel has entered the engine's combustion chamber, making it difficult or impossible to start. This often happens when the engine is excessively primed, or there's an issue with the carburetor settings. To un-flood the chainsaw engine quickly, easily, and safely, follow these steps: Safety First: Always ensure you're wearing appropriate safety gear, including eye protection and gloves, when working on your chainsaw. Set the Controls: Place the chainsaw on a flat, stable surface. Set the choke control to the "Off" or "Run" position and the throttle trigger to the "Idle" position. Remove the Spark Plug: Unscrew and remove the spark plug from the chainsaw. This step is crucial for preventing any accidental starts. Inspect the Spark Plug: Examine the spark plug. If it's wet with fuel, it's a sign that the engine is flooded. If the spark plug is damaged or too old, it's a good time to replace it. Clear Excess Fuel: With the spark plug removed, pull the starter cord a few times. This action helps expel excess fuel from the combustion chamber. Wait for a Few Minutes: Allow the chainsaw to sit for a few minutes to let the remaining fuel evaporate. Clean or Replace Air Filter: Check the air filter. If it's clogged or dirty, clean or replace it. A dirty air filter can contribute to engine flooding. Install a Dry Spark Plug: If the spark plug was wet, make sure it's dry and clean before reinserting it into the engine. Prime the Engine Sparingly: When trying to start the chainsaw again, prime it sparingly, usually just a couple of times. Priming too much can cause flooding. Start the Chainsaw: Reattach the spark plug, tighten it, and attempt to start the chainsaw. If it doesn't start on the first few pulls, you can try using the choke briefly to help the engine start. It's important to note that repeated flooding may be indicative of underlying issues with the chainsaw's carburetor, such as incorrect settings or a clogged fuel system. If your chainsaw frequently floods, it might require a more in-depth examination and potential adjustments or repairs. For this job the main thing I would recommend to use a good quality sparkplug removal spanner for a reasonable price such as this one on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bIbaDN This principle works for most types of Chainsaw saws, and the following also helps with Chainsaw maintenance. So, whether you are using a Stihl Chainsaw, Husquvarna Chainsaw, basically, all types of Petrol Chainsaw are valid for this principle, as well as many types of or a 2 Stroke Engine. The Electric Chainsaw, of course, escapes this whole principle! I hope you find it useful but if you are unsure about any of the procedures I have shown then consult a repair technician at a reputable repair dealership. Many thanks indeed Craig Kirkman (Owner and Creator of the 'The Repair Specialist' Channel) #ChainsawMaintenance #ChainsawRepair #ChainsawTroubleshooting #UnfloodChainsaw #EngineFlooding #ChainsawProblems #StartingChainsaw #ChainsawTips #ChainsawSafety #OutdoorPowerEquipment #DIYChainsaw #EngineMaintenance #ChainsawRescue #SmallEngineRepair #GardenTools #ProperChainsawUse #SafetyFirst #QuickFix #EngineStart #CarburetorCare #ChainsawWorkshop
Chainsaw WILL NOT START: If Chainsaw Won't try these easy fixes!
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Chainsaw WILL NOT START: If Chainsaw Won't try these easy fixes!

If your Chainsaw won't Start, is HARD to START, or WON'T actually start at all, then this video has a practical easy to follow procedure for you to follow. A vital tool in your toolbox is knowledge. Without prior knowledge. If your chainsaw wont start, it can be quite frustrating, especially when you're in the middle of a project or need it for some urgent yard work. However, there are several remedies you can try to get your chainsaw up and running smoothly. Here are some common solutions: Check the Fuel: Ensure you have fresh, properly mixed fuel. Old or improperly mixed fuel can cause starting issues. Empty the old fuel and replace it with a fresh mixture of the correct gasoline and two-stroke oil ratio. Inspect the Spark Plug: A fouled or damaged spark plug can be a common culprit for starting problems. Remove the spark plug and check its condition. If it's worn, corroded, or fouled with carbon deposits, replace it with a new one. Clean the Air Filter: A clogged air filter can restrict the airflow, making it difficult to start the engine. Remove the air filter, clean it, or replace it if it's too dirty or damaged. Choke Adjustment: Make sure you're using the choke correctly. In cold weather, use the choke to enrich the fuel mixture for easier starting, and once the engine warms up, gradually disengage the choke. Compression Test: If you suspect a compression problem, you can perform a compression test to check the engine's health. If the compression is too low, it might require professional attention. Fuel Lines and Filter: Check the fuel lines and fuel filter for blockages or damage. Replace any damaged parts and ensure proper fuel flow. Carburetor Adjustment: If none of the above solutions work, you might need to adjust the carburetor settings. It's recommended to consult your chainsaw's manual or seek professional assistance if you're not familiar with carburetor adjustments. Regular Maintenance: To prevent starting issues in the future, perform regular maintenance on your chainsaw. This includes cleaning the carburetor, checking for leaks, and ensuring all components are in good condition. Fuel Quality: Always use high-quality, ethanol-free fuel to avoid gum and varnish buildup in the carburetor. This can clog the carburetor and affect starting. Remember to prioritize safety when working with your chainsaw, and if you're not confident in troubleshooting and fixing the problem, don't hesitate to seek professional assistance to ensure your chainsaw is running safely and efficiently. This video will show you how to get your chainsaw started again whether it is a Husqvarna chainsaw, a Poulan chainsaw, a Stihl chainsaw and many others (that have a 2-stroke engine) TIMELINE: 00:10 - A quick check for 2-Stroke Chainsaw engine Compression 00:21 - What happens if the 2-Stroke Chainsaw Engine low Compression 00:57 - How to check around the Chainsaw initially (initial checks) 01:25 - How the Chainsaw Stop Switch can cause Engine problems 02:08 - How the Fuel tank and quality of gasoline fuel effects Chainsaw Engine starting 02:27 - How to check Fuel Filter relating to Chainsaw engine starting problems 03:01 - What to do if Stale Fuel is detected in the Tank 03:17 - How to check Chainsaw Spark Plug When Chainsaw wont start 04:40 - Checking the Choke Butterfly if Chainsaw wont start 06:02 - Checking the Carburetor Adjuster Screw Settings 07:50 - How to check Chainsaw engine internally for wear This principle works for most types of Chainsaw saws, and the following also helps with Chainsaw maintenance. So, whether you are using a Stihl Chainsaw, Husquvarna Chainsaw, basically, all types of Petrol Chainsaw are valid for this principle, as well as many types of or a 2 Stroke Engine. The Electric Chainsaw, of course, escapes this whole principle! If you find this content useful then please do Like and subscribe so I can keep you updated . I hope you find these tips useful and save money from expensive repair bills. Many thanks indeed Craig Kirkman (Owner and Creator of The Repair Specialist Channel) Please check out my amazon shop. I have recommended some useful items from Amazon below. I guarantee you that these items are the sorts of things I use on a daily basis so I know they are good. I have to be careful in recommending products because I have my name and credibility at stake. So I will only recommend good products. https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/therepairspecialist #gardening​ #repairing​ #savingmoney​ #chainsaw #Chainsawrepair #oil #smallenginemachines #DIY #howthingswork #ChainsawStarting #ChainsawMaintenance #HardToStart #StartingProblems #SparkPlugCare #ChainsawFuel #AirFilterCleaning #ChokeUsage #EngineCompression #CarburetorAdjustment #FuelLineCheck #RoutineMaintenance #ChainsawRepairs #DIYChainsaw #ChainsawTroubleshooting #FuelQualityMatters #ChainsawSafety #ChainsawTips #StartingRemedies #ChainsawSolutions
Chainsaw won't Start/Run - Reasons for Engine Damage..
12:29
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Chainsaw won't Start/Run - Reasons for Engine Damage..

* VISUALLY EXPLAINED A chainsaw may not start due to various reasons, and troubleshooting the issue involves checking different components and factors. Here are some common reasons why a chainsaw won't start: Fuel Issues: Empty Fuel Tank: Ensure there is enough fuel in the tank. Old or Stale Fuel: Gasoline can go bad over time, causing starting problems. Use fresh fuel. Incorrect Fuel Mix: Chainsaws with 2-stroke engines require a specific fuel-to-oil mixture. Ensure the mix is correct. Spark Problems: Faulty Spark Plug: A worn-out or fouled spark plug can prevent ignition. Replace it if necessary. Ignition System Issues: Check for damaged wires or a faulty ignition coil. Air Supply: Clogged Air Filter: A dirty air filter restricts airflow, affecting combustion. Clean or replace the air filter. Blocked Exhaust: Ensure the exhaust isn't clogged, which can lead to starting problems. Carburetor Problems: Clogged Carburetor: Dirt or debris in the carburetor can disrupt the fuel-air mixture. Clean or rebuild the carburetor if needed. Compression Issues: Low Compression: A worn piston or cylinder can result in low compression. A compression test can help diagnose this issue. Choke and Throttle Settings: Ensure the choke and throttle settings are correct for starting the chainsaw. Follow the manufacturer's instructions. Safety Features: Check that all safety features, including the chain brake and safety interlock switches, are functioning correctly. Flooded Engine: If you've attempted multiple starts without success, the engine may be flooded with fuel. Let it sit for a while to allow excess fuel to evaporate before trying again. Hydraulic Lock: If the engine has been overfilled with oil, it can lead to a hydraulic lock. Check the oil level and drain excess oil if necessary. Worn or Damaged Parts: For some FREE Printable Download help Leaflets: https://www.therepairspecialistonline.com/ Timestamp: 00:27 - Fuel/Oil Mix Ratio. How this can cause engine damage. 01:05 - Fuel/Oil Mix Ratio. How damage occurs using Detailed Moving Engine Animation. 02:07 - Engine Damage. Comparing a normal piston and a piston damage due to incorrect oil ratio. 02:43 - Prolong Engine Life. Ways to make your chainsaw engine last longer and work better. 03:52 - Fuel too Lean. How the 'Fuel to Air' ratio (from the Carburetor) can cause damage. 05:53 - Carb Adjustment Screws. How they can contribute to engine damage. 07:07 - Inlet Boot/Manifold. How damage in this can lead to engine failure. 08:22 - Barrel/Pot gasket. Damage that can occur to the engine if this gasket fails. 09:08 - Barrel/Pot Gasket leakage. Quick observation to diagnose any leakage. 10:02 - Main Crankshaft Seals. How leakage of these can cause Bog Down and engine failure. 10:28 - Contaminated Gas/Fuel. Here's how dirt in gasoline can cause engine damage. 11:11 - Contaminated Air. This is how insufficiently filtered air can caused engine failure. 12:09 - A personal Thank you from Craig Kirkman of The Repair Specialist.. I have included a link here that a good premium two stroke oil on Amazon. I am not the seller and I do not know the seller, but I know that this type of oil is very good and will help keep your chainsaw in tip top condition for many years: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B007TJKJ4C/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=therepairsp02-21&camp=1634&creative=6738&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B007TJKJ4C&linkId=920067555858172559f10ff6130631f1 This principle works for most types of Chainsaw saws, and the following also helps with Chainsaw maintenance. So, whether you are using a Stihl Chainsaw, Husquvarna Chainsaw, basically, all types of Petrol Chainsaw are valid for this principle, as well as many types of or a 2 Stroke Engine. The Electric Chainsaw, of course, escapes this whole principle! I want to thank you and I hope the information here helped. Craig Kirkman (Creator and owner of the Repair Specialist Channel) #lawnmower​ #gardening​ #repairing​ #savingmoney​ #chainsaw #Chainsawrepair #oil #smallenginemachines #DIY #howthingswork Please check out my amazon shop. I have recommended some useful items from Amazon below. I guarantee you that these items are the sorts of things I use on a daily basis so I know they are good. I have to be careful in recommending products because I have my name and credibility at stake. So I will only recommend good products. https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/therepairspecialist #ChainsawMaintenance #EngineDiagnosis #EngineDamage #ChainsawRepair #DIYMechanics #EngineCare #MechanicalInsights #PreventEngineDamage #FuelMixtureRatio #AirFilterImportance #QualityTwoStrokeOil #ChainsawPerformance #EngineLongevity #MechanicalExplanation #TheRepairSpecialist #EngineMaintenance #MechanicKnowledge #FuelSystem #ChainsawProblems #SaveMoneyOnRepairs
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SPANNER WRENCH

Oregon 57-036 Combination Spanner Wrench

Slotted handle combination spanner wrench.

Twin Hexagonal sockets with Screwdriver or Torx wrench.

Heavy plating for corrosion resistance

Measures 151 mm length by 55 mm width.

13 x 19 mm opening size.

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CARBURETTOR CLEANING SPRAY

STP Carb Spray Cleaner Professional Series 500 ml

Cleans carburettors, linkages and automatic chokes.

Keeps carburettors in peak condition.

Must not be sprayed on the car’s finish: can cause wax and paint streaking.

Made in the EU.

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CARBURETTOR ADJUSTMENT TOOL KIT

PERFETSELL 8pcs Carburetor Adjustment Tool Carburetor Adjusting Screwdriver with Carburetor Carbon Dirt Jet Remove Cleaner Adjustment Tool Kit for Common 2 Cycle Engine(13pcs Cleaning Needles)

Package Included】:8 pcs carburetor adjusting screwdriver tools and a Carburetor Carbon Dirt Jet Cleaner.

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CHAIN SHARPENING KIT

OREGON 4.0mm (5/32-Inch) Chain Sharpening and Bar Maintenance Kit for 1/4-Inch, 3/8-Inch Low Profile Chainsaw Chain (558488)

Original starter kit for chain and bar maintenance.

One assembled file holder for chain top plate maintenance.

One assembled wooden handle and flat file and one depth gauge tool for chain depth gauge maintenance.

One bar groove cleaner to clean guide bars groove and oil holesTo sharpen. OREGON Type 91P, 91PX, 91VXL, M91VXL, 25A, 25AP and other manufacturers equivalent chain.

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