I suspect this is a question that will display my great ignorance of things mechanical. The saw starts fine, and idles OK but when I give it throttle it dies. Might it be carb adjustment? I spent a while twiddling with the carb adjustment not really knowing what I was doing and have failed to fix the problem. Simple ideas welcome because that’s all I might be able to cope with. If it makes any difference its a cheapy Chinese saw. Thanks.
Wow, I guess everybody is on STW tonight. I didn’t expect so many replies so quickly.
I don’t think the choke is staying on. I took the air filter off to see the screws for the carb adjustment and it looked like it was off when I pushed the over back in after starting it.
There is fresh fuel in it now but there was some sitting in it for a few months. I drained it and replaced it with fresh but the old stuff might have caused a problem. I took the fuel filter out and followed the instructions for cleaning it. Don’t know what a spark arrester is, I really am not awfully practical.
I don’t think the chain is too tight. I adjusted the idle setting too and when it was high the chain was running.
Stoner, I’ll have a look at that link for ideas but yeah its a cheapy Chinese job. The local place that sells Still and Honda stuff just laughed when I asked them to look at it for me.