Echo chainsaw troubleshooting. Chainsaws will undoubtedly have issues. Manufacturers admit this, advocating troubleshooting solutions to fix any potential problems that might arise.
Echo is a power equipment manufacturer which includes chainsaws, but unfortunately, there is one issue that rarely occurs, but does potentially happen: a chainsaw simply stops working to cut wood.
To fix this problem, Echo has published a list of six possible scenarios and guidance on how to troubleshoot so you can determine what the issue is with your chainsaw and hopefully find an easy fix.
Echo chainsaw troubleshooting
Here we will discuss some common issues and solutions for Echo chainsaw troubleshooting.
Starts then stalls issue
An engine spark arrestor is a small screen that prevents sparks from escaping the engine. Over time, they can become sooty and clogged.
Clogged spark arrestors may cause a chainsaw to run rough or stall. Spark arrestors need to be cleaned with a wire brush to unclog them. A new arrestor can also be installed if it becomes clogged.
The chainsaw’s fuel tank may be full. The fuel may have evaporated, leaving behind a thicker substance. When this happens, the saw doesn’t receive enough fuel to run properly and stalling can occur.
To avoid this issue, make sure your gas tank is filled with enough gas in between cutting different kinds of materials.
Not Cutting Accurately
There are many reasons that a chainsaw may not cut properly. One of the most common causes of improperly working chainsaws is the manufacturing defect, a dull cutting chain. Try to have it sharpened and replace it if your model has this option.
If the chain is not adjusted correctly, it becomes ineffective because it won’t have enough tension or will be too tight, which in turn causes it to either lose contact with the wood or rotate too fast and not cut properly.
This can create a lot of problems for the saw user who may then have to quickly stop working because their hands could become burned up while they try to fix the problem.
Stop Turning Sometimes
The clutch assembly is used to engage a pinion gear with a larger shaft. With the pinion engaged, you can then turn the shaft to cause rotation.
If the clutch fails to disengage, it will prevent the connection from ever breaking and will just keep spinning. Replacing this part is absolutely necessary if either of these scenarios is happening!
The carburetor may have gotten clogged when you kept the chainsaw on for a long period of time and then left it to sit for too long.
If this is the case, try cleaning the carburetor out with carburetor cleaner and see if that helps to alleviate your problem. If not, then you may want to seek other solutions such as rebuilding or replacing the carburetor entirely.
If your engine has been running poorly, one way to improve it would be by checking the air filter. An air filter that has clogged air passages can make it hard, if not impossible for your chainsaw to use its full performing potential.
It’s important that you check it regularly and replace it when necessary. The engine may stall or idling may be rough if you don’t.
Chain not turning
The clutch pads dampen the spinning movement of the chain. When worn out, the chain may not move at all even though engine is running. Make sure that the levers on the side are in correct position and are loose enough to allow the clutch gears to engage.
Clutch band drum brakes engage clutch drums to allow the chain to move. If the clutch band is worn out, the motor will run but the related parts, like clutch pads, won’t function properly.
There will be no turning of the chain. The stop lever must be disengaged. If the stop lever is engaged, you will have a difficult time trying to start up or restart your chainsaw because the chain won’t turn.
Non-stop Turning Chain
This problem may also be caused by the clutch pads. The clutch drum of the transmission contains springs that retract and release the pads, allowing you to disengage or hook up the chain.
If these springs are damaged, the clutch will not function properly, leading to problems including your inability to stop your quad’s engine when it is not moving.