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Offline customsawyer

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500I Issue
« on: March 29, 2023, 07:02:09 AM »
I had a 462 that ran great when it ran but every once in a while it wouldn't start. Tried everything I could, took it to the shop and even they couldn't figure it out. Traded it in on a 500I a few months ago. Sometimes it would crank just fine and others it wouldn't. Got to paying attention closer and it turns out that the decomp button was locking up. When the saw would start and you grab the throttle it would die. Replaced the decomp button and all is right with the saw now. I'm the only one that I know of that can trade a lemon saw in on another with a problem from the factory. 
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Re: 500I Issue
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2023, 07:24:54 AM »
That's good news.  

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Re: 500I Issue
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2023, 07:45:16 AM »
I'm the only one that I know of that can trade a lemon saw in on another with a problem from the factory. 

Sad to hear that. I have been very lucky with all my purchases so far, Stihl never failed me once, but also every other machine and cars, i never had a lemon.

Have a friend who has the opposite of luck, every truck or machine he buys is a lemon or needs some repairs. He got tired of having his used cars in the shop and bought a one year old car, never had any problems again.
I remember about 15 years ago, we both bought a digital camera for pics, the same exact model, his was faulty after one week ::) 
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Re: 500I Issue
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2023, 04:59:28 PM »
I never ever use the decom button , lots of saws have lots of problems starting when you use the button and they flood 

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Re: 500I Issue
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2023, 06:23:00 AM »
I'm not sure with the 500i 
But I think you can plug the de comp 
Never had good luck with a saw when my help touched them
The worst was a 2172
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