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Old 18-04-17   #1 (permalink)
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Chainsaw wont start

Hi all,
My Stihl ms 230 wont start at all. The other day it would start then cut out so i adjusted the carb accordingly, i went to test it today to check it worked and too my surprise it wont start.
Help!
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Re: Chainsaw wont start

Have you reset the carb to factory setting? Usually printed next to the holes on stihls

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Re: Chainsaw wont start

I have for the H and the idle speed but there are no markings next to the l screw!


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Re: Chainsaw wont start

on my 230
h=3/4
L=1
but ive found most will start h& L both on 1 turn
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Re: Chainsaw wont start

Turn the L screw one turn out from fully in if no limit caps are fitted. If limit caps are fitted, just turn the cap anti clockwise fully.

If that doesn't work, see if the plug is wet, see if you have spark, see if you have compression.....simple
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Thanks very much guys will try this tomorrow!!


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Just out of curiosity what does it mean if the plug is wet??


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It means you are getting fuel in but its not combusting for whatever reason .
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Ok thanks .


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