It starts with carb cleaner but dies instantly
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Hello sir, my machine will only start when pumping primmer bulb or squirting fluid in the carburetor than stops. the fuel line has broken off, in most small carburetors this is a ongoing problem.old fuel will crystallize when left in tank for a long time.plugging up ports, fuel lines, small screen in carburetor.fuel lines will dissolve clogging carb.this is why it will run when the choke is on creating a vacuum to where there is fuel forced in the carb to rum,also the gas will evaporate leaving the oil behind clogging up carb.the thing to do is remove carb. and clean out,replacing gaskets or fuel line if necessary.use carb cleaner to clean out carb.make sure to make note where fuel line go.the fuel filter broke off of fuel line letting debris get in carb plugging it up.the muffler is known to clog up a lot on these machines where they want run. the compression should be 60 to 120 lbs any thing below 60 is junk. when adjusting the carb screws turn in all the way than turnout 1 1/4 turns turn in slow until machine runs also you need to check for spark by removing plug and grounding against engine to check spark, ok.a new spark plug would be a good ideal too , if you are going to make these repairs use new fuel line and filter,hope this helps,any comments welcome,thank you, ~~
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The recommended 50-to-1 fuel mixture includes 2.6 ounces of a high-quality, two-cycle oil with added fuel stabilizers and 1 gallon of unleaded 87-octane gas. Homelite recommends using their brand of oils, specifically designed to work in any model with a 50-to-1 fuel ratio.
In 1946, Homelite manufactured its first chainsaw, an electrical model, and in 1949, released another power-equipment innovation in the form of the first chainsaw that featured one-man operation (previous saws were generally too large and bulky to be operated by a single individual).
Engine. The engine in the Homelite XL Chain Saw displaces 58.2 cc and has one cylinder.
For optimum fuel economy 16-17:1 is usually best, leaner than that and the car will begin to misfire. Maximum power is usually found between 12-14:1, but this may be too lean for safety on many engines. For maximum reliability at full power, air fuel ratios from 10.5-12.5:1 are considered best, depending on the engine.
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How old is my homelite chainsaw xl-12 serial number 2621590
Carburator adjustment for Homelite xl 12 chain saw
Turn both screws CW to stops (lightly), then back out each CCW 1-1/2 turns. This should get the engine running if it will. If it does not, check the lower diaphragm on the carburetor for hardness or cracking. You appear to be running on prime only–the carburetor doesn’t seem to be pumping in fresh fuel. You may need to do a carburetor clean and re-kit. Check the fuel line condition and the fuel filter in the tank for plugging. Make sure the muffler and air cleaner are not plugged. Once you get the engine to continue running, warm the engine up. Open the throttle and adjust the H needle CW–the engine should start to speed up, but still 4-stroking. The proper setting is 4-stroking, but immediately 2-stroke when cutting. Release the throttle and adjust L needle CW so that the engine runs fairly smoothly, yet will allow the engine to ‘follow the throttle’. Set idle speed screw so that the chain stops turning, but the engine continues to run. Hope this helps!
How to ajust carb on homeliteweedeater – Homelite Consumer Products 4.0 Amp, 13 In. Trimmer
There are plastic caps on the adjustment screws they are there so you can’t adjust them but if the fell off you can
Does anyone know the carb. setting for a Homelite 45cc chainsaw. Or set up procedure??
Start 1.5 CCW from lighty seated then do as the link suggests.
Carburetor Adjustment by Madsens.com
CW is leaner; to lean will destroy the saw. If over tightened closed (CW) the adjustment screw faces are easily marred; marred adjustments are difficult to impossible to set properly.Clean the air filter; adjusting with a dirty filter can cause a run lean condition once cleaned and the saw run.
There are 2 wav (sound – idle & full – may not be highlighted) files that I find most helpful, I think you will too.
MY homelite BP-240 backpack blower will not run with out the assist of starting fluid. First I tried to start it with just pushing the gas primer bulb. after no success I just sprayed start fluid . It will run continus if I keep spraying( just 1 pull to start ). what can I do to repair it!
Dont spray starting fluid in there to start it has to have a gas oil mix for the piston to have lubrication it will scar or burn the piston and cylinder wall check the fuel lines to see if they need replaced and the fuel filter also the priming buld to for cracks etc.
What are the settings for the zama carb on a 330 homelite chainsaw
1 1/4 turns out. Then let it warm up and adjust in up to 1/8
Have spark and fuel have adjusted the carb don’t think its right will not start
Sounds like it’s being flooded.If it’s blowing smoke its flooded.Back the intake off.Does it spark when you put your finger on the spark plug?if it does and it’s not igniting it could be the spark isn’t enough to ignite,remove plug and clean,also clean the fitting that clips onto the plug.
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