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Offline winland

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346xp won't start
« on: August 25, 2013, 07:25:24 pm »
OK, as the title says, my 346xp won't start.
I am not a mechanic in any since of the word, but not afraid to learn and tinker.
May need some "pre-school" advice.  Chainsaw 101 may be too advanced for me.

I have good compression using a compression tester
I have spark, using an ignition spark tester.
I have changed the spark plug.
I only use AV gas.  40:1 mix
Saw ran great a week ago, when last used.
Tried adjusting "L" setting and now back to original at 1 turn CCW
I have tried, starting it every morning for the last 3 days.
Usually get one pop and then nothing.

When adjusting "L", should the choke be on or off?

I removed the air filter to blow it out.  Could some dust have fallen into the carb intake and cause problem?

Can I use "starter fluid" to see if it will kick start it?
Do I spray in the carb or remove plug and spray and replace plug?
Any other suggestions welcome.




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Re: 346xp won't start
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 08:15:38 pm »
when was the last time it ran? 

if has not ran for abit then most likely your needle is stuck in the needle and seat , to prove this that your air filter off and  just dump a very small amount of your mixed gas down the throat of the carb, make sure saw is turned on and see if if it fires .

Now you could be the other way and be flooded real bad , if so take sparkplug out , make sure you turn the saw off so not to blow the coil , flip saw up side down so sparkplug hole is on the bottom and turns saw over easy , if flooded you should see gas coming out the sparkplug hole

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Re: 346xp won't start
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 08:22:08 pm »
Don't be using any ether type spray starter fluid in a chainsaw
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Re: 346xp won't start
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2013, 08:30:45 pm »
Use mix in squirt bottle. Not ether starter fluid.
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Re: 346xp won't start
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 10:36:58 am »
Fuel line is always the first thing I check.

I got a very nice 350 the other day for free, because it didn't run. All it needed was a fuel line.

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Re: 346xp won't start
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2013, 11:47:25 am »
Fuel line is always the first thing I check.

I got a very nice 350 the other day for free, because it didn't run. All it needed was a fuel line.
Agree, check fuel line better yet replace it and filter if it's over 3 yrs. old.
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Re: 346xp won't start
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2013, 12:31:41 pm »
Just caught something not mentioned by OP. Was your plug even wet after trying to start?
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Re: 346xp won't start
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2013, 12:35:46 pm »
Yes, plug was "wet".


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Re: 346xp won't start
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2013, 12:38:43 pm »
Yes, plug was "wet".



Now your making me think.   8):D
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Re: 346xp won't start
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2013, 12:41:26 pm »
your flooded bad then, flip it over and drain the fuel out of the crankcase

 

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