homelite model ut10926 chainsaw problem

gerryb_2010March 27, 2010

Hi, everyone. I'm having trouble starting my homelite saw and was told that this was the place to go for help When I pull the starter rope it comes out a couple of inches and binds. I can keep pulling it out in small increments but not enough to get it started. I took off the cover and can't see anything that appears to be broken. The spool turns freely when off but binds again when I re-install it.

Hope someone out there can give me an answer

Thanks for your time and help

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canguy(British Columbia)

Remove the muffler and see if the piston is galled. If so it is done like dinner, Homelite no longer supplies internal parts for hand held products.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 3:25PM
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ewalk

Prior to muffler removal , you may wish to 1st remove the spark plug and retry the recoil use . As CG said you may be up the creek without the proverbial paddle if the piston is scored or rings partially siezed unless you have a donor saw available for parts (e-bay) .

    Bookmark   March 27, 2010 at 5:48PM
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glenam

You have a Ranger 33cc 16.
what happens if you take starter cover off, take sparkplug out, then try to turn flywheel by hand ?
I suspect same thing as ewalk.
thanks,

    Bookmark   March 28, 2010 at 8:24AM
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gerryb_2010

Canguy,ewalk, and glenam, thanks for the quick responses and good tips. I removed plug and the turned the flywheel and it moved pretty easy, with just a little resistiance on the upstroke. When I put the plug back in and just hand tightened it a little the binding started again. The piston has a light brown area near the top. What do you think? Junk pile?

    Bookmark   March 29, 2010 at 10:16AM
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