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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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I have a 445 chainsaw. Recently the stop switch started to

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I have a 445 chainsaw. Recently the stop switch started to not work all the time, so I had to use the full choke to shut it off. Now the switch won't work at all, so I always have to choke it. What can I try at home before I take it to a repairman? I live a looong way from any repair services.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 9 months ago.

Kill switch grounds out the coil to kill the engine. Check the switch and see if it is grounding. Most likely you just need to order a new switch and install it. It has two wires, one comes direct from coil, the other goes to ground. Switch connects the two to kill the spark.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 8 months ago.

Did you find switch to be bad or was it ground wire problem?