Chainsaw Repair

Husqvarna - Stihl - Poulan - Jonsered - Dolmar chainsaws and more => Homelite => Topic started by: waltergorman on November 12, 2018, 03:24:47 pm

Title: homelite super 2
Post by: waltergorman on November 12, 2018, 03:24:47 pm
Afternoon....I have a Homelite super 2 that is hard to start. If I take the muffler off it fires right up a;most first pull every time.

My question...do you clean the muffler , replace it ?  Is this normal for chainsaw not to start if muffler dirty.

Thanks in advance ...Walter
Title: Re: homelite super 2
Post by: Fishnuts2 on November 12, 2018, 09:53:15 pm
If the muffler is plugged up, the motor cannot move air through itself, and you will not get a charge of gas in the cylinder to burn.  I'm thinking that you might have a spark arrestor screen in the muffler that is plugged with exhaust residue.  If so, you can take it apart and burn it off with a torch until it's clean.  Make sure to do it outside because there will be a lot of smoke!
Title: Re: homelite super 2
Post by: waltergorman on November 13, 2018, 05:35:18 am
thank you very much my friend....I will clean the screen and see if that gets me closer to where am trying to go.

I will let you know how it turns out.....Peace and Blessings

Walter aka "JustaNeighbor"
Title: Re: homelite super 2
Post by: waltergorman on December 18, 2018, 06:24:03 am
update on Super 2...cleaned muffler it runs better, starts better but I continue to have trouble with it consistently running

Have rebuilt carb, changed carb but it still seems to flood. Pulling my hair out on this one.

@ FishNuts2 ......thanks for advice on cleaning muffler ...I am ready to set this one aside for awhile.

Title: Re: homelite super 2
Post by: leec on December 24, 2018, 03:39:21 pm
Your meetering lever maybe too high.
Title: Re: homelite super 2
Post by: waltergorman on March 21, 2019, 07:04:12 am
thanks Leec and sorry for the late response

God Bless