NEW Chainsaw Won't Run

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by spitfire3416, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. themadcutter

    themadcutter LawnSite Senior Member
    from florida
    Messages: 914

    try running it with the choke on or partially on if you can. if it stays running that way then it is a good indication of a fuel line leak. If it will run for a few minutes after it cools down then it sounds like a coil.
    if it will start up and seems like it is reving rather fast then it could be that it has bad seals.

    If you just got it at christmas and you have a gift receipt then return it for cash and get something more reliable like an ms250 (thats the stihl comparable size to what you have)

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