stihl Chainsaw

10 Jan 2010
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I Have a petrol stihl chainsaw 017 its been working fine , i was useing it yesterday ,put it down to refuel it and now it wont start , i have checked that the fuel is getting through and i have a very good spark at the plug , i have taken air filter out and cleaned it , but it still wont start any ideas ?
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Take the plug out again, and crank the engine over quickly to clear excess fuel.
Then, try for a normal start without priming or choke first but with full throttle.
If still no joy, try full choke and full throttle as usual. This normally sorts things but a spare plug is handy to have!
John :)
hi done all of the above and have replaced with new plug but she still wont fire , she has plenty of comp , it used to put choke on pull once or twice she will catch take choke of and pull again and she would fire up .then move to run and she would be fine , ive never had a problem with this saw
i have changed the plug and checked i have good spark

i have made sure there is fuel getting through
surley there is nothing else that can go wrong , well saying that its obvioues there is as the thing wont start
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It looks like a carb strip then, but make sure the tank ventilator is free, and the fuel pick up pipe hasn't risen to the top of the tank.
John :)

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