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homelite help please!!

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by derbyguy_78, Jan 20, 2007.

  1. derbyguy_78

    derbyguy_78 ArboristSite Member

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    Hi, i am currently trying to get a homelite d3300 dx running for a trimming saw. my question is.....the saw will idle, but will not rev up the saw only has about 40-50 hours on it so i don't know what to do . I have been using my husky 359xp and starting to wonder if the homelite repair is a waste of time and money....please help .......SMC:help:
     
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    Welcome....and I don't think I'd use a Homelite to trim your girlfriend but

    What does it do when you try to rev it?...try turning the Hi needle out..unless that is a fixed Hi jet carb. Do you feel comfortable taking the carb apart?
     
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    Before you start digging into the carb, inspect your fuel line and filter. 9 times out of 10, you will find a small crack or softness in the line, which will collapse when you try to rev.
     
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    That could also be it but I think that is a fairly new model. Does the saw have a primer bulb? Check the hoses to it as well if it does...if hooked up backwards this can be a result
     
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    check muffler

    check muffler port for carbon. if you can post a picture of the muffler port that would be easier to see if the piston is scored.
     
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    If this trimmer will idle and idles extra quite I would be checking the screen in the muffler.If it cant get rid of the exhaust it wont rev up.It dont hurt to check.
     
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    Right trimmer not saw....just caught my faux pas

    wait a second.....never mind
     
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    I couldn't remember the word brushcutter to save my life:dizzy:
     
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    lol at pest's comment

    The saw is only 4 or five years old,when i give it throttle,it just bogs down,i have never taken a chainsaw carb apart,but i ain't sceered to either. i just worry about some little spring,or needle flying out and becoming MIA.
     
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    Will Try......

    thanks for the info....i will give it a closer look.....
     
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    p.s.

    Yes, it does have a primer bulb,but nobody moved the lines on it..
     
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    Lol

    Do check the muffler screen first as the others suggested. and do also check your fuel line and filter. Does it sound weird when you run it? A clogged muffler does has a distinct over muffled sound....real eerily quiet
     
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    thanks

    Thank-you i will also check that out too.
     
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    sounds like it is deficating

    Yes,it does sound very strange,if i find nothing major i will be really happy.
     
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    Then it sounds like timberrat most likely called it
     

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