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Was it was put away with fuel in it? It may be the fuel has broken down.Dump the old fuel and put in fresh fuel and try it. Now that we have ethanol it our gas it eats the rubber partsin the carb. Another reason to run the gas out.

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If your non-starting chainsaw is electric

If you have an electric chainsaw that won`t start, first make sure that the power cable is connected to the mains, then check whether the cable and plug are damaged. If they aren`t, the problem could lie in the motor which, for example, may have worn or damaged brushes.

The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is often caused by leaving fuel in the chainsaw for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the chainsaw engine to stall.
Remove the spark plug, dry it, crank over the engine a few times to dry the cylinder. Now refit the plug and try again. Set the switch to “On”, set throttle to fully open, set choke to “Off” and crank over the engine. Expect the saw to start on the second or 3rd pull.
One tell-tale sign that a chainsaw has flooded is the smell of fresh petrol near the muffler. To ascertain whether this is indeed the problem, simply disassemble the part, pull the starter cord as if you were switching on the engine, then dry it, reassemble it and try switching it on again.
There is no real set time or length on a chainsaw lifespan. It ultimately comes down to the factors listed above (especially maintenance). That being said, you can expect a quality chainsaw to last you at least 10 years or more.
One tell-tale sign that a chainsaw has flooded is the smell of fresh petrol near the muffler. To ascertain whether this is indeed the problem, simply disassemble the part, pull the starter cord as if you were switching on the engine, then dry it, reassemble it and try switching it on again.

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Won't start – Echo Pb – 413t Backpack Blower
ANSWER : Adjust the carb,altitude can effect the engine

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While trying to start the saw the compression is so great that it is near imposible to pull the start rope ….ie won’t spin fast enough to start … new plug ,,,, new gas …..no start ,,,tired arm ,??????
ANSWER : Is there a compression release button?

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Why does the echo start but die when i move from cold start to run?
ANSWER : Fuel issue, carb adjustment, fuel lines, carb rebuild.

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Echo chainsaw how do you remove the clutch from an ehco cs400evl?
ANSWER : OK I looked at Echousa.com and see that there shoule be a hex nut on the side where the clutch is. It doesn’t specify whether it is left or right hand thread. but what I used to do is we have a plastic plug to put in the cylinder to stop piston from moving and then putting a ratchet on the hex nut. without the plug you can try an impact wrench to BUMP the nut in forward and reverse to remove it. Make sure the switch is off before attempting either action. You can look at the manual or parts explosion at the site I listed

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Troubleshooting chainsaw hit some dirt now wont cut and smokes at chain little oil to bar and chain
ANSWER : You need to clean the chainsaw areas where the dirt has gone with a water hose. You may have clogged up the oil thing that puts oil on the chain. Hope this helps! And yes, dirt will make a chain dull. You might have to replace the chain or have it sharpened.

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Echo 14 in chain hard to start – won’t keep running and began to smoke
ANSWER : Hard starting can sometimes be caused by a clogged air filter which is where I would start. Clean the filter, if you have the operators manual it explains how to do this, if you don’t have the manual check Echo’s website to see if you can download one. Next check the manual and see if the carburetor can be adjusted, but be very careful to follow the instructions in the manual exactly or you could do irreparable damage to the needle jets in the carburetor.

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SAW WONT START IT HAS FIRE TO THE PLUG AND IT WONT START WHEN I SHOOT A LITTLE ETHER IN IT
ANSWER : If the engine has good compression, and good spark, it should at least ‘pop’ several times. Check the flywheel ‘key’ as it may have sheared causing the ignition to be out of time. Hope this helps!

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Cleaning the fuel filter
ANSWER : I would try cleaning the carb. sounds like there is something stuck in the jet to me.

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