Homelite Pro 4618C-Gasoline damage
I have a Homelite Pro 4618C, Model UT10518/SN ATL0520323. I stored it too long with gas in it. After our March 13 storm it started, but revved WAY up-the blade was spinning almost all out, and the idle adujuster wasn't touching. We messed with the low jet, but never got it right. The factory suggested turning it in and backing it our 1 3/4 turns. That didn't help.
I took it to a shop and the guy told we it was because I stored it with fuel in it-the alcohol destroyed something, but I forget what it was. He said it was causing too much air in the mixture. He also said the labor to install the part was more than the cost of the saw. Since my time is cheap, does anyone know what part he's talking about?
( I saw the post from ewalk on 3-22-10 and it sounds like the same problem. Aslo sounds like the same storm.) Thanks for any advice, John