Model #358350440 Craftsman chainsaw, gas

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replaced chain on chain saw now pull rope will not start saw how to troubleshoot model# 358350440


Thank you for your question on the chainsaw not starting.

Are you able to pull the starter rope and is the engine turning over as you pull the rope?

I do not understand how changing the cutter chain would have any effect on the starter rope on the other side of the saw, so please give me a little more detail about the starting problem.

Sam A.

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Sam A -
Sears Technician
April 19, 2012

Chain saw runs til it heats up 358350440 Craftsman Gas chainsaw


Thank you for your question.


I am sorry you are having a problem with the chain saw. Next time the engine stalls I recommend checking for the three things it needs to run. They are fuel, compression and spark. Try to start the engine as you normally do. After you pull the rope, a few times remove the spark plug. The end of it should be wet if it is getting fuel. If it is not wet, I recommend replacing the spark plug and pouring a thimble full of fuel into the throat of the carburetor. Then try to start the engine. If the engine acts as if it wants to start or does start, you need to check the fuel lines. If the lines are fine, you need to clean or replace the carburetor.


If the spark plug is wet after try to start the engine, I recommend checking for spark. I found a video that will aid in checking for spark. Click here to watch the video.


If you have spark I recommend checking for compression. To do this you need a compression gauge. You should be able to loan one from Auto zone. They have a loan a tool program. Once you have the gauge installed pull the rope a few times fast. You should have a reading of at least 90 psi. If you do not have this reading there is a problem in the cylinder. This type of repair usually exceeds the valve of the unit.


If you do not feel confident repairing this problem yourself, then you can have it repaired by a Sears  technician.  Here is a link that will provide the nearest drop-off locations:  Sears Home Services.


I hope this is helpful. Please let me know what you find after doing the above checks. 


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Mark T -
Sears Technician
October 18, 2013

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