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Chain Saw Repair

This repair guide will help you understand your Lawn and Garden equipment, so you can repair them yourself with ease. We will guide you through the common symptoms and parts for blowers, chain saws, cultivators, edgers, engines, hedge trimmers, lawn mowers, lawn tractors, pole saws, pruners, and snow blowers. Which model type do you want to diagnose today?

Won't start
Reported 16% of the time
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If your chainsaw is giving you trouble by not starting, you’re not alone. This is a common symptom. Check the piston, air filter, carburetor, spark plug, and ignition module for damage. Follow our repair guide to help you accurately identify your problem and the appropriate part to replace. This is a general guide for your repair; for more detailed information on your model, refer to the owner’s manual.
Can't keep chain tensioned
Reported 12% of the time
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If the chain on your chainsaw is coming loose, then check the knob, pins, gears, or the adjustor. Follow our repair and symptom guide to help you find the right part to install. Our repair information is a general guide to help you, but for more specific repair information related to your model, check your owner’s manual.
Leaks gas
Reported 9% of the time
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Check the fuel tank, grommet, primer bulb, and gasket if your chainsaw is leaking gas. Our repair and symptom guide will help you identify your problem. Note: this is a general repair guide. Check the manual provided by your owner for more specific repair information related to your model.
Chain falls off
Reported 8% of the time
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Check the chain, bar, sprocket, or drum if your chainsaw chain keeps coming off. This is a common symptom and our repair guide will walk you through the installation process to fix your problem. If you need specific repair instructions related to your model, refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer.
Hard to start
Reported 7% of the time
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If your chainsaw is difficult to start, a number of parts could be responsible, like the primer bulb, fuel lines, spark plug, and the air filter. This is a common symptom among many chainsaw owners and can easily be fixed if you follow our repair and symptom guide. Check the manual related to your model for more specific repair instructions. Our instructions are a general guide.
Bar oiler doesn't work
Reported 5% of the time
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Check the chain bar, gears, or pinion if the chainsaw bar is not getting oil. Use our troubleshooting and repair guide to help you find the part to replace. This is a general guide for your repair; for more detailed information on your model, refer to the owner’s manual.
Cuts poorly or not at all
Reported 5% of the time
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If your chainsaw is not cutting properly, use our repair and symptom guide to help you identify your problem and find the right part to replace. This is a common symptom and some of the common parts to be checked are the drum, sprocket, clutch, or drum. This is a general guide for your repair; for more detailed information on your model, refer to the owner’s manual.
Starter rope won't retract
Reported 4% of the time
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If the chainsaw starter rope will not recoil, follow our symptom and repair guide for help on identifying the problem and which part to replace. Some of the common parts to check are the springs, pulley, rope, housing, and starter. Check the manual related to your model for more specific repair instructions. Our instructions are a general guide.
Engine will idle but dies at full throttle
Reported 4% of the time
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If your chainsaw engine dies at full throttle, check the following parts: the carburetor, fuel lines, fuel filter, air filter, and muffler. Our repair guide can help you identify the right part to stop your chainsaw’s engine from dying at full throttle. This is a general guide for your repair; for more detailed information on your model, refer to the owner’s manual.
Leaks bar oil
Reported 4% of the time
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If your chainsaw is leaking bar oil, check the cap, hose, tank, and pump. Our repair and symptom guide will help you accurately identify what part needs to be replaced and how you can fix this problem yourself. Our repair information is a general guide to help you, but for more specific repair information related to your model, check your owner’s manual.
Engine lacks power
Reported 3% of the time
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If your chainsaw engine is lacking power, check the muffler, piston, spark plug, and cylinder for damage and wear. Our repair and symptom guide will help you identify and fix your problem. Check the manual related to your model for more specific repair instructions. Our instructions are a general guide.
Runs for a while then dies
Reported 3% of the time
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Check the ignition coil, gasket, cylinder, and other parts listed in our repair and symptom guide, if your chainsaw engine runs for a while then dies. Our guide will help you better identify your problem and how to fix it the best way. Note: this is a general repair guide. Check the manual provided by your owner for more specific repair information related to your model.
Starts, runs for a while, then dies
Reported 3% of the time
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Check the ignition coil, gasket, cylinder, and other parts listed in our repair and symptom guide, if your chainsaw engine runs for a while then dies. Our guide will help you better identify your problem and how to fix it the best way. Note: this is a general repair guide. Check the manual provided by your owner for more specific repair information related to your model.
Starts but immediately dies
Reported 2% of the time
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If your chainsaw engine starts then instantly stalls, follow our repair and symptom guide to help you identify your problem and the best way to fix it. Some of the suggested parts to check are the air filter, spark plug, fuel filter, and fuel lines. Our repair information is a general guide to help you, but for more specific repair information related to your model, check your owner’s manual.
Vibrates excessively
Reported 2% of the time
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If your chainsaw is excessively vibrating, check the following parts for damage: springs, bushings, cushions, and isolators. Our repair and symptom guide will help you better identify the problem your chainsaw is experiencing and the appropriate part to replace. If you need specific repair instructions related to your model, refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer.
Starter rope pulls freely or little resistance
Reported 2% of the time
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If the starter rope pulls with no tension on your chainsaw, refer to our repair and symptom guide for help. You might need to check the flywheel, cylinder, starter, or pulley. This is a general guide for your repair; for more detailed information on your model, refer to the owner’s manual.
Only runs with the choke on
Reported 1% of the time
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If your chainsaw only runs with the choke on, it is likely an issue with your carburetor. Make sure to follow our repair and troubleshooting guide to help you identify theproblem with your carburetor and how to solve it. If you need specific repair instructions related to your model, refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer.
Engine RPM's surge up and down
Reported 1% of the time
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If your chainsaw engine RMPs surge up and down, start by checking the gasket, insulator, and O-ring. For more help on identifying your problem and questions on how to fix it, follow our repair guide. Note: this is a general repair guide. Check the manual provided by your owner for more specific repair information related to your model.
Can't turn engine off
Reported 1% of the time
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If your chainsaw engine cannot be turned off, check the wiring, lever, and the switch for damage or wear. To identify the correct part to be replaced and how, follow our repair guide. Note: this is a general repair guide. Check the manual provided by your owner for more specific repair information related to your model.
Engine RPM's too high
Reported 1% of the time
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Although a rare symptom, our troubleshooting and repair guide can help you identify why your chainsaw engine RPMs are too high. The guide will also help you pick the correct part to replace to fix the problem, such as the gasket and the carburetor. If you need specific repair instructions related to your model, refer to the manual provided by the manufacturer.
Engine misfires
Reported 1% of the time
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If your chainsaw engine misfires, check our repair and symptom guide to identify the part that is causing the problem, and learn how to fix it accurately. Some parts to get you started include the cylinder and ignition module. Our repair information is a general guide to help you, but for more specific repair information related to your model, check your owner’s manual.
Blows black smoke from exhaust
Reported 1% of the time
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If black or blue smoke blows from your chainsaw, check the air filter and the carburetor. For help identifying what part is causing this symptom and how to install it, check our repair and troubleshooting guide to fix this problem. Check the manual related to your model for more specific repair instructions. Our instructions are a general guide.

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