so...had this chainsaw for a few months now and it will start up fine, but it will NOT RE-START after you shut it down the first time. I gave it to a friend who fixes small engines for a living and he had it for a few weeks and replaced the fuel line, gas tank exhaust line (or whatever it's called) and the carburetor. He ran it for a long time and cut up a LOT of wood with it after he fixed it, but now when I get it back.....it's doing the same thing??????
It's a counter-vibe 3400 poulan. It think it was made in the 80's, and when it runs it runs great, but this morning I had it out cutting up wood (first time since I got it back) and I put it in my tractor bucket for about 2hrs while I was doing other stuff and when I pulled it out to use it again, it wouldn't start???? Could it be the way I'm starting it??? I'm using the latch to hold the trigger down while I try to start it, the choke is all the way out and I usually only have to pull it 2-3 times the first time to start it, but whatever I do now, it won't start. It's not warm at all, I tried to start it with the choke 1/2 way in, and all the way in, the trigger held all the way in and with it not in at all and it does nothing....not even a sputter?? I just put new gas in it, so I know that isn't the problem.....anyone have any ideas??????