How can I make my chainsaw [ms250stihl] easier to start.

by Ron

My chainsaw is hard to pull with no start.

  13 answers
  • Dee Dee on Apr 18, 2020

    · Place the chainsaw on level ground.

    · Check the fuel supply, chain lubricant and the chain tension.

    · Keep bystanders a safe distance away from the saw.

    · Be sure the bar is away from all obstacles.

    · Place your right foot on the rear handle to keep in stable while starting.

    · One of the most important chainsaw safety features is the chain brake, which stops movement of the chain in the event of kickback during operation. Check the owner’s manual for your specific model to ensure you understand the operation of the chain brake.

    · The chain brake is activated when the front hand guard near the saw’s upper handle is pushed forward as a result of the saw being rapidly pushed upward and back toward the operator. When engaged, the chain brake stops the chain from rotating around the saw’s guide bar.

    · Always start your chainsaw with the chain brake engaged so the chain does not move.

    · Turn the on/off switch to the "on" position and open the choke, which regulates the air-fuel mix to the engine.

    · By opening the choke, a richer mix of fuel will be supplied to the engine during starting.

    · If your chainsaw has a fuel primer, press it several times until fuel can be seen in the bulb. When pressed, the fuel primer creates a vacuum that draws fuel from the tank and into the carburetor.

    • With your left hand on the saw’s upper handle and your right foot in the rear handle, pull up on the start cord with your right hand. It should be a smooth, quick stroke.
    • When the engine begins to turn over, push the choke back in halfway and pull the starter cord again.
    • The engine might require several pulls before starting.
    • Once the engine is running, adjust the choke to the "run" position.
    • Allow the engine to idle for about a minute to get warm.

    Test the operation of the chain brake, just before you’re ready to start cutting. To do this, release the chain brake and allow the chain to turn. Then engage the brake and ensure that the chain stops. If the brake is in working order, get into position, release the brake and begin cutting.

    To stop the chainsaw engine, turn the on/off switch to the "off" position.

  • William William on Apr 18, 2020

    I would Google the make and model number and look for a free manual. You can also have it serviced. Over time then mechanisms do tighten up. The brake handle may also need adjustment.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Apr 18, 2020

    Hi Ron, sorry you are having problems starting your chainsaw. Hope this helps you. Stay well. Search Results

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  • Cindy Cindy on Apr 18, 2020

    Hi Ron. If you have the make and model numbers of your chainsaw, you can go to You Tube for a step-by-space tutorial. Good luck Ron. Stay well and healthy.

  • I would check with the manufacturer's manual for trouble shooting.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Apr 20, 2020

    Ensure you have new gas, spark plug, and clean filter. I used to have a saw that required me to put 1 foot inside the handle with the saw on the ground, then the saw wouldn't move as I pulled the cord.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 21, 2020

    Hi! Maybe have a repair shop look at it? Most brands have recommended repair locations. Good luck and stay safe!

  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on Apr 21, 2020

    I would contact Stihl. They have great customer service and they specialize in the product

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Apr 22, 2020

    Have you tried to oil it

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Apr 23, 2020

    Yes any moving parts it should help

  • SeanChapman SeanChapman on Aug 10, 2020

    If that's a Stihl chainsaw then you may contact the manufacturer. Their support usually does it's job right. Oiling should help to but be careful not to spill too much oil on the ground.