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Offline mastercraftka

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2014, 01:45:09 pm »
H 2 H can you point me to where you got that new engine?

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2014, 06:22:35 pm »
H 2 H can you point me to where you got that new engine?

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #52 on: January 14, 2014, 10:48:01 pm »
This is a case where having two of the same model saw is useful for troubleshooting. Switch parts and see if the problem moves. I do think it is going to be related to the starter. Nothing else would make sense. You did take off the chain brake right? lol

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2014, 08:18:48 am »
Lol yes the brake is free and the chain spins. 

I got it back from the shop I am going to tear it down tonight and see what it looks like inside before I go buying parts I don't need.

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2014, 12:16:11 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?

No I wish! I did email stihl and they are supposed to get back with me haven't heard anything yet. 

Keep on Stihl, that's what it took for me. Like I said, it was a process, literally months of waiting. But in the end it worked out for me. Having over $2k in Stihl pro saws didn't hurt either I'm sure, but that's new and I only got I new.  ;) A good shop willing to go that distance for you is important too. In the mean time though I would definitely be looking for the answer. I went the opposite, did all I could think of on my own first thrn went to the shop. Hope you get it figured out!

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2014, 12:32:05 pm »
I finally got a call today but missed it and called back and left a message so I am waiting again.  I am not hopeful that anything will be done because it is my first and only machine.  I just trying to play their emotions by saying it was supposed to be my last chainsaw.  We will see. thanks,

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #56 on: January 16, 2014, 05:40:18 pm »
I had a like new MS250 with the same problem and indeed it was a crank bearing. Pieces got suck up and scored the cylinder. More than likely your crank will be ok but I would just buy a whole engine.

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #57 on: January 19, 2014, 04:21:02 am »
   From my experience I can tell that Stihl MS 230/250 are very good and reliable chainsaws, designed for domestic use but often used as a professional tool. As you described the symptoms, it can be a bearing problem and if it is you can consider it a bad lock. I have never seen such a problem on a so young 250. The bearings are good quality onces, and this kind of problems appear only on very used chainsaws. However if that is the problem it worths to fix it. This also could be caused by the incorrect  tensioning of the chain, too much tension pulls the crankshaft ahead a very little bit, but at 9,000-10,000 rpm  it counts. Try to remove the clutch to see if the problem is not there. Watch out: the clutch has revers threat so you loosen it as you would tighten a normal screw and you have to block the piston first. Anyway I am sure it worth to fix it.
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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #58 on: January 20, 2014, 03:56:15 pm »
Update!

Well I talked the guy finally and he had me take it to the local serviceman and he is going to send it to Dallas to inspect.  I am sure this is just a drag it out as long as they can thing. Probably will get a phone call in weeks saying sorry it was your fault somehow and will get stuck with freight and stuff.

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Re: MS 250 Very hard to pull wont start!!
« Reply #59 on: January 21, 2014, 04:51:33 pm »
well ya never know. could just as easily be good news. can't really see a dealer spending the time and expense to just drag it out. definitely a loosing proposition.
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