Chainsaw repair guides

Whether it's a gummed-up carburetor or a leaking fuel line, our step-by-step repair guides can help you get your chainsaw back in action. And Sears PartsDirect has more chainsaw repair help for you, too, including DIY troubleshooting tips, maintenance advice and solutions for common symptoms. We have repair parts for major chainsaw brands such as Craftsman, McCulloch, Poulan and Snapper. Just search your model number to find a complete list of replacement parts for your chainsaw, then order the part you need.

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Repair guides common to all 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
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
Articles and videos for gas chainsaws

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

May 1, 2015
5 tips for a hard-to-start chainsaw
By Erin Hynes

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

March 1, 2015
How to store a chainsaw between seasons
By Erin Hynes

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 Erin Hynes

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