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Very hard to start
on April 16, 2006
I just purchased this chainsaw for some light limbing work. There's a sticker on the back which instructs that to start the chainsaw, you need to:
1) Push the primer button 6 times
2) Pull the choke out all the way
3) Pull the cord 5 times
4) Push the choke in to half
5) Pull the cord again
That should be warning enough. The above procedure works about 10% of the time. Sometimes the chainsaw will start, and then stall in 2 seconds. It will stall if you try to give it gas (which automatically pops the choke back in). Usually, it takes 15-20 pulls, alternating the choke in, out, pushing the primer button every now and then.
Once running, it's a nice little chainsaw (that also stalls about half the time if unused, but perhaps I can tweak the idle) that works rather well. I only had a few times where debris lodged in the chain, preventing it from going.
I was using the chainsaw at 7,000' altitude, so *maybe* that explains the starting troubles. Mostly dissatisfied, because my arm hurts from trying to start it so often.