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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Mechanic at Rhode Island Harvesting Co
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I have a 024 Stihl chainsaw that runs great when the air

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I have a 024 Stihl chainsaw that runs great when the air filter is off, but quits when it is on. The filter has been cleaned. Any suggestions?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: This year when I went to use it. It has fresh gas. .. .
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: If I can
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome to just answers.. My name is***** am a stihl Mechanic. give me a min to pull up your chain saw manual.

Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 1 month ago.

Is it a wood boss?

Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 1 month ago.

So here is a couple of things i would check for.. In your model your choke is inside the air filter. like what in the picture..

if your choke is being held close or is stuck close you are choking out your engine.. if you look at #24 in the picture that your shut off switch. it has a little tab that may also be pushing up your choke..

Expert:  Bill McCusker replied 1 month ago.
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