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Chainsaw HELP

Posted by epfaffl (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 16, 12 at 21:55

I am not the most mechanically inclined so detailed help would be very much appreciated. I have a ten year old Homelite 3314 with a Powerstroke 33cc engine. It has been stored with gas. What do i do to get it running? Thanks!

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RE: Chainsaw HELP

After 10 years the gasoline has probably gummed up the carburetor. You could try fresh gas and oil and see what happens but you'll likely need to disassemble the carburetor and clean it.

RE: Chainsaw HELP

I am not sure from your description exactly how long it was stored with gas in it. If it's really been ten years, mike's advice is spot on. If it's only been one season or so, I would try starting it first. If it starts at all, even if it runs poorly at first, you can always dump out the old gas and fill with fresh. But if that doesn't get it running, the carb is gummed up and will have to be opened up. You'd want to take it to a shop for that.

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