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Stihl ms290 idling bad and vibrating terrible

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by josh1981, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. josh1981

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    Got my 290 out yesterday. Started up good (2 cold, 2 warm) . Cut good too. After a few test cuts noticed chain was spinning on it's own a little so I loosened bolts and tightened up. Reved it up again to check got lose again. Played with la screw any got it to stop spinning. At this point idling was little off whack but nothing major. Reved up again came loose again. Kept playing with it to no avail. And idling got bad so I made sure high and low screws were in order. Saw died a few times but got screws in order now or close enough it idles ok and starts up fine.

    But now saw vibrates like mad even when idling and when u rev it up vibrates terrible. Not safe to use right now.

    What could be wrong?

    Side note- had problems last ur also with starting fixed and small things like chain getting loose and having hard time fixing it.

    Small saw no problems trimmer blowers powerhead with attatchments no problems

    Small saw chain ajusted fixed powerhead fixed blowers no problems just had to fix idling on handheld yesterday got it fixed

    What im asking is isn't it one of wiefd having all tjese problems on big saw because it's a stihl? And everything else fixed now.
     
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    Sell it!!
     
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    Take the B&C off and see how it does.
     
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    And if still bad then what do I do?
     
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    Keep forgetting to post this but underneath bar and chain saw someoil that should not be there seenit a few times now somethi f else wrong
     
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    Josh,

    I am west of Atlanta in Temple. If you can get that 290 here, I can figure out what it needs. I have 5 of them in pieces now, so parts should not be a problem.....
     
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    It's at ace hardware getting fixed now and my ms 180 nxt week complete overhauul

    What do you have? New bar and chain would be good

    Let me know what you have man maybe we can work something out
     
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    I was offering to help you with getting your 290 right. I don't want to get rid of any parts, as my saws are all for re-selling.
     
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    Oh ok thanks appreciate it. Good luck with selling you will get good money for them. Guy at ace told me one of stihls most trouble free saws.
     

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