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I have a McCulloch model 600081H chainsaw. It has spark, and

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I have a McCulloch model 600081H chainsaw.
It has spark, and fresh fuel.
It will briefly start with a little starting fluid but wont stay running
Suggest my next step please?
Thank you
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
Hi Richard my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
How long has the saw sat since it last ran ?
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
Being it's starting briefly with starting fluid tells us it's not getting gas by way of the carburetor. If it sat for a period of time then those carburetors have rubber diaphragms and gaskets and screens , the pumper gasket can become brittle and not pump fuel any longer. It also could be the fuel screen clogged , being a chainsaw I've seen many have the fuel screen blocked up with saw dust . So I definitely think the carburetor needs to be removed cleaned and sprayed out with gumout carburetor cleaner and a rebuild kit put in it .
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
I Richard have you done anything else with the saw
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your reply
I'm out of town now but when I return I'll follow your suggestion and clean and rebuild the carburetor
Thanks again for the reminder.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 1 year ago.
Ok Richard that sounds good , if you need any help etc with it please let me know. If this fixes it please let me know and also please don't forget to rate my service. They should have a star system you can use.