If you have an old chainsaw that isn’t sparking, this article will give you some simple steps to make the engine start again. These include cleaning the carburetor, adding engine starter spray, and using starter fluid. If none of these steps work, you may need to replace the carburetor or ignition coil. Either way, you should follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Also, check the chainsaw’s spark plug, which should be easily accessible.
Checking if your chainsaw is getting spark
If you’re having trouble starting your chainsaw, you may need to replace the spark plug. Spark plugs vary in size and can cause your chainsaw to run poorly. To replace the spark plug, you need to remove the old one and clean it with starting fluid. You can also check the air filter and gas tank to see if these are clogged. If these do not solve your problem, you may want to replace the gas and air filters.
In many cases, a chainsaw that is not getting spark when starting with starter fluid is due to an air filter or an old ignition coil. If you haven’t replaced the ignition coil before, you should do so. A new coil will restore the spark and make the chainsaw start quicker. If you’ve never replaced the air filter, you may want to consider buying a new one.
Using starter fluid
If you are having trouble starting a chainsaw, you may be using ethanol-free gasoline. This is a great choice, because it won’t attract water like regular gasoline and will last longer. If the gas is too ethanol-containing, you should replace it. It will also work better. If you are using ethanol-free gas, make sure that you don’t overfill the fuel tank, or fill it too low. Your owner’s manual or the manufacturer’s website will show you the proper fill line.
Some people use starter fluid to jump-start their chainsaw, but there are a few things to keep in mind when doing so. Using too much starts the engine, and can cause damage to the cylinder walls. Using starter fluid is a temporary solution and is not recommended for hard starts. It’s best to use it sparingly and wait for the engine to cool before trying it again.
Cleaning the carburetor
First, you should clean the carburetor to ensure that it is free of old fuel and sticky residue. Old fuel can clog the carburetor and make the chainsaw difficult to start. A carburetor cleaning solution can remove this debris. Once the carburetor is clean, you can re-spark the chainsaw. If it still doesn’t start, you may need to replace the carburetor.
If the carburetor is hard to clean, you can use WD-40. While the starting fluid will not be effective, WD-40 is effective in cleaning carburetors. You can use the carburetor cleaner with a precision straw to get rid of the gunk and deposits. Make sure that you clean the carburetor with this solution after you have removed the engine from storage.
The next step is to clean the backplate of the carburetor. You need to clean the backplate of the carburetor with an all-purpose cleaner. This part of the carburetor has a hole for the air intake. Make sure to adjust the choke to full before starting the engine. Start the engine by adjusting the choke to the proper settings and apply the starter fluid.
Using an engine starter spray
Using an engine starter spray to start i a chainsaw is a good option if you are not confident enough to use the gasoline on your own. Generally, it is safer to use a lighter or a non-combustible fuel. The excess gas will evaporate within 30 minutes, so you can try it again. The saw should start on the second or third pull.
A flooded engine can be hard to start a chainsaw. Typically, this happens when the fuel intake is clogged. You can remove the choke lever and hold the throttle trigger fully open, then pull the starter rope a few times. Pulling the rope repeatedly helps move the fuel through the carburetor and clear any air. Then, the fuel will flow into the chainsaw.