Last Updated on May 23, 2021 by Chris Ross
The usage of chainsaws in our daily lives cannot be underrated. Depending on where you live, you might experience the need to clear bushes and chop trees. Some trees grow too big that, with time, are unable to stand firmly and end up bending.
If bent trees are ignored and not chopped down, they could easily fall on houses and cause irreparable harm. You Gas engine will become a liability if it fails to get Gas from during operation. It will quickly stop to work and your efforts will be crowned with futility.
What happens when the Engine is starved of Gas?
The Chainsaw’s engine serves as its powerhouse, because it processes and directs the required energy to all parts of the chainsaw. The gears and other important parts will refuse to work if there is no proper migration of the Gas to the engine.
The modus operandi of the chainsaw engine is akin to that of the Car’s engine. The combustion in the engine is what is used in driving the chains, the pistons, etc.
Gasoline chainsaws are much more preferred because of their powerful engine. As compared to electric saws, gasoline-powered saws might not be very friendly to a new user. In any case, you are trying to use your chain saw and experience a mechanical breakdown, do not panic.
Here are some of the problems you are likely to encounter and what you can do to fix them. A gas chainsaw that does not start is a common problem. This problem primarily relates to the state of your engine.
It is advised that how you store your chainsaws after a hard day out determines how long the service you. Vendors will inform you to tap out all the gas after using your chainsaw to avoid accidents.
If your chainsaw fails to work, there are two things you need to do. First, tap out the gas from your carburetor. The carburetor causes ignition when the fuel mixes with air, which runs the blade.
Also, watch how well your spark plug works because it connects directly to your engine. If you have used your spark plug for a long time, it’s time to consider buying a new one. When you open up your chainsaw, just before you reach the spark plug, is an air filter.
Due to continued usage, the filter may be covered by dust particles which could cause blockage, thereby reducing effectiveness. To remove debris from your filter, dust off with a paintbrush.
Once you notice that your Chainsaw is misbehaving and is not taking enough Gas, you should take a concise look at the fuel tank. I know that you may be tempted to think that your fuel tank is not taking in enough Gas and you may want to refill the tank.
Before making this move, sit back and try to remember when last you set your Chainsaw into ignition. Degradation of fuel can also cause this enduring problem, so if your chainsaw has been redundant for up to a month, you should quickly empty the tank to avoid more complications.
The problem will worsen if your chainsaw was kept in a damp and moisture infested place. You should be wary of leaving fuel in your chainsaw tank for long.
Empty the tank as soon as possible if you know that you will not use it for a while. Gas is composed of many components, it degrades with time and after thirty days of no use, it separates into its various components.
With this, the rate of consumption and combustion of fuel by the Gas tank will reduce. This might lead to smoking on the spark plug and the carburetor will clog profusely.
To keep your chainsaw engine in a healthy state, you should take apt care of your engine and drain away the old fuel once it is stays beyond three weeks in the Gas tank.
After draining out the old fuel, you should undertake swishing of your gas tank using the fresh Gas. Avoid using water in cleaning the tank, but use a brush made of wire as well as a piece of rag in scrubbing the tank.
Your chainsaw will experience hiccups if you fail to clean the plug. With all these issues, the plug will be full of soots and it will disturb the firing. Cleaning of the spark plug is carried out using the wire brush and you can remove it with ease by simply unscrewing it from its place.
In some cases, the plug might be damaged without your knowledge. To identify a spoilt plug, simply remove it and check for fluids or water on the body of the plug.
Once you notice this, don’t hesitate in replacing the plug with a new one. Checking and regulating your plug should be a regular thing sp
Major Chainsaw issues
Even when you have spent ample time and energy in checking vital parts of the machine, still your chain isn’t starting. You’ve to carefully crosscheck your chainsaw’s carburetor. This is paramount, considering the complexities in carburetor’s structure.
Carburetor, a tiny device connected to the engine’s core and is blended with some plastics. It can be removed & examined using common mechanical tools regularly. You should clean the carburetor, once you observe that the leftover fuel has dropped in quality due to degradation or the dirty state of the chainsaw.
In case, there is plenty of gasoline, your engine should be drained. This implies emptying the chainsaw’s tank by draining the fuel from the tank. Afterwards, allow it to remain steady and sitting for thirty to forty-five minutes before starting.
You will definitely recognize the change in the carburetor of your chainsaw and this is better option than replacing your entire carburetor. It is easy to swap your carburetor, if it has exhausted its warranty.
Avoid assigning the role of buying new parts for your Chainsaw to other people. It is best to do it yourself or by a professional. Most of the manufacturers do not sell original parts as replacements, but then, you would avoid all these stress by keeping the health of your Chainsaw atop the list of your priorities.