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Chainsaw hard to start after refueling

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2016/06/07 00:39:05 (permalink)
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Chainsaw hard to start after refueling

 I have a 455 rancher chainsaw model; that is 4-6 years old has cut 4-6 cords of wood a year.
Recently I adjusted the low idle because it would not stay running at idle.
 
This past weekend while out cutting wood. it took considerable effort ( lots of priming and pulling) to restart after running out of gas and refueling.  Once running it works great.
 
My thoughts initially were bad primer bulb as it always has air in it. I took the primer bulb out tonight.  both the one way valves seem to be working and it does not seem to have an air leak anywhere so now I'm not so sure its a primer bulb issue.  I've not noticed an fuel leakage
 
I did try once refueling it before it ran out and it was still hardstarting . Is something going on when I lay it on its side to refuel.
 
Any thoughts? thanks Lee

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    Re: Chainsaw hard to start after refueling 2016/06/07 09:37:51 (permalink)
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    Have you replaced fuel filter and fuel lines? Does fuel seem to be flowing good when using primer bulb, primer bulb returns to its shape quickly after depressing?
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    Re: Chainsaw hard to start after refueling 2016/06/07 23:09:06 (permalink)
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    The bulb never completely fills with gas there is always some air in it. I have not replaced the filter or fuel lines as it runs fine once going. I'll try the filter as I have not replaced it before. and the fuel lines should be cheap too in case they are not quite sealing as well anymore.
     
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    Re: Chainsaw hard to start after refueling 2016/06/25 21:04:18 (permalink)
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    ended up just replacing the fuel filter,  also did the airfilter while i was at it, Problem solved.
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    Re: Chainsaw hard to start after refueling 2016/06/26 11:10:20 (permalink)
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    Glad you got it fixed.👍
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