DIY chainsaw repair

If your gas chainsaw doesn't roar to life when you try to start it, Sears PartsDirect can help. From a leaking fuel line to a gummed-up carburetor, we have the troubleshooting tips, repair help and chainsaw parts you need to make the repair yourself.

Learn how to replace chainsaw fuel lines and replace or rebuild the carburetor with our step-by-step repair guides. You can also find out how to cut tree limbs and branches, how to prevent chainsaw injuries and learn tips for a hard-to-start chainsaw on our articles and video page. To find the owner’s manual or a complete list of replacement parts for your gas chainsaw, search for your model number.

Gas Chainsaws
Symptoms for gas chainsaws

Main causes: stale gasoline, cracked fuel lines, dirty carburetor, damaged spark plug, worn piston rings
Main causes: bad gas, engine needs tune up, cracked fuel lines, dirty carburetor
Main causes: cracked fuel lines, leaky carburetor seals, damaged fuel tank cap, cracked fuel tank
Repair guides for gas chainsaws

These step-by-step repair guides will help you safely fix what’s broken on your chainsaw.

February 1, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace a chainsaw carburetor

If the engine won't start even though there's fuel in the chainsaw, the carburetor could be the problem. Sometimes, it's easier to replace the carburetor than to clean it and rebuild it. Follow these steps to do the job yourself in about half an hour.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
February 1, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to rebuild a chainsaw carburetor

If your chainsaw isn't running well, a dirty carburetor could be the problem. You can take it apart, clean it and rebuild it, using a carburetor rebuild kit. This repair guide takes you through the process.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
February 1, 2014
By Lyle Weischwill
How to replace chainsaw fuel lines

The fuel line on a chainsaw becomes brittle over time and can crack. Replacing it doesn't require a lot of DYI experience. These instructions show you how.

Repair difficulty
Time required
 30 minutes or less
Articles and videos for gas chainsaws

Use the advice and tips in these articles and videos to get the most out of your chainsaw.

June 1, 2016
Chainsaw care and troubleshooting tips
By Sears PartsDirect staff

Learn the basics of taking care of your chainsaw and solving common problems.

March 1, 2016
How to sharpen a chainsaw
By Jeff Day

Find out how to sharpen a chainsaw.

January 1, 2016
How to prevent chainsaw injuries
By Jeff Day

Don't be one of the 30,000 people a year who end up in emergency rooms with chainsaw injuries. Find out how to protect yourself and others.

August 1, 2015
How to cut trees, limbs and branches with a chainsaw
By Jeff Day

Learn tips for using a chainsaw to cut down trees, cut up fallen tree limbs and prune small branches.

May 1, 2015
5 tips for a hard-to-start chainsaw
By Sears PartsDirect staff

These tips may help you get your hard-to-start chainsaw running.

March 1, 2015
How to store a chainsaw between seasons
By Sears PartsDirect staff

Put away your chainsaw the right way so it's ready the next time you need firewood.

March 1, 2015
How to replace a chainsaw oil pump video
By Sears PartsDirect staff

Oil leaking from your chainsaw often means the oil pump has failed. This video shows how to install a new chainsaw oil pump.

March 1, 2015
Chainsaw common questions
By Sears PartsDirect staff

These common questions about chainsaws can help you solve typical problems.