Chainsaw: Runs rough

If the fuel has been in the tank unused for months, it can pick up moisture and fail to ignite (that's why you should drain the fuel before storing for the winter). Replace it with fresh fuel. You might also need to replace the fuel filter at the same time. Check the fuel lines for cracks and replace them if necessary. If you still have problems after checking those issues, consider replacing or rebuilding the carburetor.

These repairs may help solve your Chainsaw problem:

Rebuild the chainsaw carburetor

Carburetor rebuild kit

Rebuild kits are available for most carburetors. The kit contains essential components for rebuilding a carburetor, such as diaphragms, seals and gaskets. You can sometimes fix a fuel supply problem by dismantling and cleaning a carburetor. Use the kit to rebuild the carburetor after cleaning it.

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

Replace the chainsaw carburetor

Carburetor

The carburetor mixes air and gasoline in the proper proportions to create a combustible gas. If the engine starts and then sputters, or doesn't start at all due to lack of fuel, you might need to replace carburetor. It's often more cost effective and practical to replace the carburetor rather than rebuild it.

For manuals, repair guides, and specific part recommendations, enter your model number.

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