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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2014, 11:49:32 am »
What state do you live in?  You probably don't need a new saw, and most guys here have several ms210-250 flywheels laying around.  Get it back from the dealer.

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2014, 11:54:06 am »
texas

I am going to get it back for sure, just was wondering best place for parts when I tear into it.

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2014, 11:59:52 am »
I have a Stihl 025 and a MS250. They are homeowner saws but are just right for what you use yours for. I like them.
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2014, 12:44:32 pm »
Do you think I would have any luck complaining to Stihl, since it was so soon after the warranty expired?

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #34 on: January 13, 2014, 01:01:03 pm »
I'm thinking that there is not so much actually wrong with that saw.

I doubt you'll get much out of Stihl?
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #35 on: January 13, 2014, 01:13:42 pm »
I understand what you are saying about the shop guy trying to sell me a new chainsaw but I know him pretty well and not positive he has that angle but I could be wrong.

So with what you know what could be causing the hard turn? In other words with the flywheel removed turning it, it has spots where it is hard to turn then gets easy and then real hard again.  My limited knowledge I know that during compression stroke that it is hard to turn but this is not that at all.  Could the bearings be out? Crank bent?

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #36 on: January 13, 2014, 01:24:31 pm »
So with what you know what could be causing the hard turn? In other words with the flywheel removed turning it, it has spots where it is hard to turn then gets easy and then real hard again.  My limited knowledge I know that during compression stroke that it is hard to turn but this is not that at all.  Could the bearings be out? Crank bent?
I would want to feel that myself? I would take out the spark plug and remove the starter housing and feel of the engine itself without compression?

I would try to move the flywheel in and out and up and down for play?

I would remove the clutch cover, bar, and chain, then check that side for excess play and unusual movement also.
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #37 on: January 13, 2014, 01:27:27 pm »
I have the parts list and diagrams as well as the service manual for this chainsaw if you would like for me to email them to you, I would be glad to send them on the way.
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #38 on: January 13, 2014, 02:38:49 pm »
You should ask the dealer to contact Stihl about it. I had a bg86 leaf blower that died on me last year running WOT. I tried to get it going for some time with no luck. I finally took it in to the shop who found out the crank bearings had gone on one side. I would have never thought to even look at the internals of the engine, it had maybe 15 hrs on it and was a little less than 2 years old. The shop diagnosed the issue free of charge, btw, but did take them a while to get to it.  After some time going back and forth with Stihl I ended up getting $200 credit on a machine that cosr I think $240 new. I realize that this doesn't help you get it replaced right now, but if you are thinking you will keep this one and buy another maybe it would be worth pressing Stihl to fix it, especially since the warranty just ran out.  BTW, Stihl had been giving 2 year residential use warranties in recent years if you bought a 6 pack of HP ultra. Any chance you got that deal when you bought it?

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #39 on: January 13, 2014, 02:57:49 pm »
I have the parts list and diagrams as well as the service manual for this chainsaw if you would like for me to email them to you, I would be glad to send them on the way.

That would be awesome! thanks!
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