We carry replacement parts, repair parts and accessories for 408 Craftsman Chainsaw models
For outdoor projects of every size, Craftsman chainsaws are a popular choice due to their value and reliability. If your chainsaw fails to start, you may have to put important projects on hold until you can get it fixed. Follow these simple troubleshooting procedures and replace worn Craftsman chainsaw parts to get your chainsaw back to work as soon as possible.
A worn or broken spark plug can keep the chainsaw from igniting, and it is one of the most common reasons for users to buy chainsaw repair parts. Remove the wire from the spark plug and take it out of the chainsaw to check it for corroded areas, deposits or damaged electrodes. Clean or replace the spark plug, and ensure adequate gaps when placing it back into your Craftsman chainsaw.
A chainsaw can't start without compression in the cylinder, so check for adequate compression by removing the spark plug and placing your thumb over the hole. If air doesn't push out when you pull the starter cord, you may need to replace the piston rings. Use a compression gauge when testing compression for more exact chainsaw repair help.
Your chainsaw may not start if the tank is holding old fuel that has gathered moisture, making it difficult to burn. Drain the fuel tank completely if your Craftsman chainsaw has sat unused for several months, and add new fuel using the mixture ratio detailed in your chainsaw's user manual.
Sears PartsDirect carries a wide variety of Craftsman chainsaw replacement parts for all your repair needs. For help and replacement parts specific to your chainsaw maintenance, choose your model from the list above, click the chat button, or call 1-800-252-1698.