If you are on a personal connection, like at home, you can run an anti-virus scan on your device to make sure it is not infected with malware. To start a Stihl chainsaw, start by pushing the chain brake forward to activate it and removing the cover over the chain and bar. What should you do in these cases? If your two-stroke engine is flooded, you can get it started with relative ease. You’ve followed all the previous instructions, but your chainsaw is still flooded. Push the throttle halfway and pull the starter rope till the chainsaw is running. With the choke in the "off" position, pull the engine's crank cord through again. Want to start your chain saw? How to Start a Stihl Chainsaw – Starting Problems and Their Solutions 2. It's possible the engine is flooded with fuel. If you are at an office or shared network, you can ask the network administrator to run a scan across the network looking for misconfigured or infected devices. If you don’t do this the chain will rotate when you pull the recoil starter cord. It's possible the engine is flooded with fuel. One of the common mistakes made by a chain saw user is to over activate the throttle or choke which usually ends with the engine flooding. The saw has more than enough gas at the right place and too much is the problem. I'll admit it is my fault. To start a Stihl chainsaw, start by pushing the chain brake forward to activate it and removing the cover over the chain and bar. That actually is common in all Stihl Chainsaws. Then, press down the primer valve several times if your chainsaw has one, and set the master control to the cold start setting. Hope this helps you. Make sure the saw is full of fresh non-ethanol gas, mixed with the correct amount of two-stroke oil, and avoid flooding. Cranking a depressed chain Steve Nix is a natural resources consultant and a former forest resources analyst for the state of Alabama. The engine may flood because of overpriming or because the choke has been left open too far, causing an excess amount of fuel to reach the combustion chamber. Here is a stepwise guide to help you start a flooded Stihl chainsaw: 1. Step 1: Fill the Saw With Fluids. Everything should be back on. Step 6 of 15: To start the chain saw, lay it on a flat surface. Push or pull the choke to the "off" position and deal with anything else that might need to be switched off. It is highly recommended to do a ground start. Reboot Saw and Turn Everything Off . ("Off" is the keyword.) The right way to fit the chain and bar. To fix these you will need to replace or rebuild these parts. You can print out all the information so that you always have it handy when you are using the machine. Make sure that the idle speed never exceeds the starting speed and try to restart it. Replace the air filter and spark plug, and connect the spark plug wire. If you don't warm up your chainsaw before cutting, BEWARE, this might happen to you!! The major things to remember are: If a flooded chainsaw is your problem, no extra gas is needed—DO NOT be tempted to prime the saw again. The instructions on the following pages should be regarded as supplementary to the Instruction Manual supplied with your STIHL chain saw. Starting a Stihl chainsaw isn’t too different to starting any other. A clear indication of this incident is smelling fuel from your chainsaw. Always use fresh non-ethanol gas after long storage or when filling a new chainsaw tank. Your Stihl chainsaw most likely has a decompression valve. If your Stihl chainsaw won’t start, we are going to show you how to troubleshoot it, and how to fix it. What might be less obvious is that too much fuel can flood your engine and prevent your chainsaw from starting. The engine should now start. The pictures are only examples of a chainsaw. 3. If you do end up flooding your saw, on the other hand, I've found that it's a very good idea to pull the plug, turn the saw upside down and pull on the cord until only dry air comes out of the plug hole. How the Engine Floods. Starting a chainsaw is not difficult, but it does require following a few simple steps in a precise order. Try it first without using the throttle control—unless recommended by the manufacturer. Some even suggest removing the spark plug, pulling the cord a couple of times, then replacing the plug. Different chain saw models may have different controls. In this condition, two to three start attempts are usually required. I doubt the saw has 5 hours of run time under its belt. Check on the spark plug, and the boot should seat firmly on the spark plug. The chain saw should start. That air and fuel mixture needs to be ignited and without a spark, it’s not going to happen. No more than one pop with the choke on or you risk another fatal flood. You May Also Read: 1. After a few minutes, you can often simply pull the crank cord again with everything on, including the throttle pressed in along with its interlock. The instructions on the following pages should be regarded as supplementary to the Instruction Manual supplied with your STIHL chainsaw. First press the throttle trigger lockout and the throttle trigger. To fix these you will need to replace or rebuild these parts. So, if your chainsaw doesn’t work, try lowering the power output slightly by adjusting the engine screws. The engine should start in 1 to 3 pulls. You should maintain servicing the chainsaw every time after using it for 25 hours. Step 1: Fill the Saw With Fluids. You should also keep safety measures when starting or using the Poulan Chainsaw. This is especially true when starting a chainsaw just out of lengthy storage, when engine temperatures are extremely cold or when the saw needs a tune-up. I bought a brand new Stihl FS55RC trimmer last spring, it started fine for the first couple of weeks, after that it was a bear to start, acted like it was flooded. Old fuel could also be a problem. Give the chainsaw a break by turning everything off. Sometimes making a cold start on any two-cycle engine takes a few tries until it successfully cranks. If some chain lubricant appears on the light-colored background, then you can start work. Flooded Engine. Old fuel could also be a problem. The rebooting instructions in Step 2 should improve this condition. What Is a Throttle Body and How Does It Work? Cranking a depressed chainsaw without a working interlock is difficult without using a drop start (which is dangerous.) Flooding is caused by too much gas applied at the wrong time and can prevent a saw from starting. Set the "Master" control switch to the "Warm Start" position, push in the decompression valve button (which will open the decompression valve) on the side of the chainsaw, and pull-start the engine. Then, press down the primer valve several times if your chainsaw has one, and set the master control to the cold start setting. The machine should stand as straight as possible. Now that you have cleared the engine of too much "liquid" gasoline and set the choke in the "on" position, pull the engine cord several times through until the engine "pops" one time. Hold up the saw against a light-colored background, such as a tree trunk or a piece of paper on the ground and open the throttle fully. So I took it back to the dealer and told them what it was doing, he took it outside and yanked his arm off until it started, he then handed it back to me and said it was flooded. Forums > Equipment Forums > Chainsaw > ArboristSite.com Sponsors starting a flooded saw. Press the fuel pump for easy viewing of the fuel level. The more hands-on method to start a flooded chainsaw: Have the chain break on Turn the choke off Activate the fast idle (by engaging the throttle lock/trigger assembly or pulling the choke … Try to start the chainsaw. Fast idle is a good way to start a flooded Stihl. The following is a more detailed description of how to start a Stihl chainsaw, including pictures and references. As previously instructed, everything should now be turned off. For all the details, check out the STIHL MS291 Owner’s Manual. Re: Dealing with a flooded Stihl « Reply #1 on: April 19, 2011, 08:04:23 AM » When I was tuning one of my saws I set the carb way too rich and it was flooding on the start, so I was able to tip the saw upside down and let the gas drip out the in take (with the air filter off). Watch this video to learn how to properly start your STIHL Chainsaw.Learn tips and techniques on what to do and what not to do when operating your chainsaw. Place the chainsaw on the ground. You’ve followed all the previous instructions, but your chainsaw is still flooded. Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Doug01, Jan 27, 2008. We all know that if the saws are not checked, ran and maintained it becomes very easy for them to flood from the constant bumping around that happens while driving around town. I'll keep pulling the starter cord and sometimes it doesn't seem to start. We all know that if the saws are not checked, ran and maintained it becomes very easy for them to flood from the constant bumping around that happens while driving around town. Try to use or at least run your chainsaw on a regular basis just to keep all its parts active. How to Start a Stihl MS250. Colder weather or a saw just out of storage can complicate these instructions. Stihl chainsaws have automatic lubrication and oil reservoirs. Then, without priming, try restarting with all systems on. What should you do in these cases? You can go ahead and start using your chainsaw after releasing the chain brake or release the trigger to turn off the engine. These tips were developed by loggers who use a saw every day, year after year. For all the details, check out the STIHL MS291 Owner’s Manual. Two-stroke engines are small internal combustion engines that are most commonly found on lawnmowers, chainsaws and weed whackers. That's not always the case and if you do that with a Stihl chainsaw it's guaranteed to flood. The saw has more than enough gas at the right place and too much is the problem. I am kind of new to the "chainsaw 2 cycle engine thing" but it seems to flood really bad, after a couple of pulls. If a flooded chainsaw is your problem, no extra gas is needed—DO NOT be tempted to prime the saw again. I ususally let them set for 5 minutes and then do the fast idle thing, and full open throttle if that does not work. Wear protection glove, head, and hearing gear. If your Stihl chainsaw won’t start, we are going to show you how to troubleshoot it, and how to fix it. The pictures are only examples of a chain saw. Step-by-Step: Starting Your STIHL Chainsaw : Start by removing the bar cover and follow the above-mentioned checklist. The cold start of a Stihl chainsaw. Fill the chainsaw with the correct mixture of fuel and oil. There could be more complicated problems like fuel intake, and low engine compression. chainsaw image by Andris Daugovich from Fotolia.com. Fixing flooded engine on stihl 025. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36Ert2xcg2c What sequene(s) should be used once a saw floods. You'll learn about the saw controls and how to position them related to the starting sequence, for cold and warm starts. If I pull maybe >10ish times then my boss will complain I've flooded the engine. That air and fuel mixture needs to be ignited and without a spark, it’s not going to happen. By doing all this, you will reset the saw and can start the process of clearing a flooded engine. But overdoing it may flood the engine and impede the engine from running. 4. Starting a STIHL chain saw. The following is a more detailed description of how to start a Stihl chainsaw, including pictures and references. Make sure that the idle speed never exceeds the starting speed and try to restart it. Regardless, this saw refuses to start using the typical procedure discussed in the Operator's Manual. Title says it all. Give it another 20 minutes to cool down and then try again to start it. This video illustrates the proper ways to start a STIHL chainsaw, as well as which methods to avoid (such as drop starting) and why. Different chainsaw models may have different controls. The engine will fire up and allow about 30 seconds for the engine to warm up. Don't have a blower from Stihl but I do know they all have their ways to get them started. Some stuff may differ, even from one Stihl model to another. At this point: Place the choke in the "off" position. The engine should start in 1 to 3 pulls. This video illustrates the proper ways to start a STIHL chainsaw, as well as which methods to avoid (such as drop starting) and why.