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I bought the chainsaw and from word go it would not start just about ripped my arm off took it back to aldi replaced it and the same thing happened wouldnt start avoid like the plague rubbish.
Same as the others...hard to start, won't start hot.
I have the same experience as the others. Once it starts and it's running, it's a great saw. But it's impossible to start, even following the convoluted manual instructions. "Pull twice with choke on, then pull 4 times with choke off. If hot, pull SIX times, engine SHOULD start". But it doesn't. What happened to engines that used to start like this: -> "Prime, Choke on, pull till it runs or coughs, then choke off or when it's warmed up, one pull, engine starts."
So far, two years old, and the "scavenger nozzle" has perished and split, leakin...g fuel. The primer bulb doesn't work, it's jammed on the output/scavenger side and won't pump. And I've only used it three times in two years! Apart from that it's sat in it's box in the shed. It's probably had three tanks of petrol through it when I could get it to start. My mates Stihl starts first go, every time. I also have the problem of it leaking bar oil out when just sitting. No other chainsaw I have owned in 30 years has done that. I've had McCulloch, Homelite, Stihl & Poulin brands. None of them did it. I've had the same experience with the Gardenline brush cutters. If you get one that doesn't start well, or doesn't start at all, TAKE IT BACK WITHIN THE 60 days! Try another if you like, as my second brush cutter starts nearly perfectly, but is miles above the first one for starting and running. The first one used to stop when hot, and not start again till it was cool. I got tired of doing 5 mins of work, then stopping for 20 mins. My step-father's ALDI lawn mower is the same. Once it's hot, it just stops and won't start again until it's cold. I don't know what it is, but a chainsaw, brushcutter, and lawn mower all doing the same thing, and multiple reports of this symptom from multiple people. Makes me think they don't like Australian petrol or something?
Worked a few times but less that 4 weeks it will not run. Is was always a totally annoying to start, but finally it runs for 3 seconds and cuts out.
Absolute rubbish. I will return for refund or just throw away this is not worth the time or effort.
Got a refund from Aldi.
PS: They don't like it if you return it with fuel, they don't like you tipping the fuel in carpark either ;)
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My review is similar to the last two reviews. It is a great little saw if you can get it started. It does leak chain oil when stored. However the most damming thing about the saw is trying to get is started. After getting caught with a hedge trimmer that would not start, I was not going to get taken again and returned this for refund. I will give Aldi that, no questions asked, returned with cash refund.
Price and lightweight.
Very hard to start initially and would not start at all after that.
Questions & Answers
I bought a chainsaw at Aldi Wanneroo - it never worked, the first time I tried the starter chord broke, I tried fixing it to no avail - still wouldn't start. Sadly I lost the receipt and the staff would do nothing to help me when I took it back. Very disappointed.
So really a review
I bought one of these 53cc chainsaws in march 2019. The first time I used it everything went fine. The second time I used it was April 2021. When I opened the carrier, chain lube oil was everywhere, I don't know why. I managed to start it and everything was fine until I turned it off, but It would not not start on the second attempt. Start rope will only move 6 inches and something is stopping it operating freely. Frustrated
The chain oil leaks in most chainsaws, Chinese ones more so. Did you leave the same fuel inside the chainsaw this whole time? Because if so that’s most likely your issue. Best option is to empty out the tank and put some fresh fuel in, could be a build up of carbon or something else causing the starter rope stiffness, once you get it started leave it running for 5 mins or so minimum to get rid of all the stale fuel and you should be sorted
Yes I did replenish with fresh fuel and it did run ok initially but not the second time. I took the spark plug out and the rope pulls out ok. The spark does not appear to be very strong and although I primed the fuel fifty times or more, the plug was still dry and I wonder if the fuel is getting there. My biggest concern is why the rope is not releasing to it's full extent when the plug is in.
|Category||Petrol Chainsaws||Petrol Chainsaws||Petrol Chainsaws||Petrol Chainsaws|
|Use||Pruning and Small tree felling, trimming, and cross-cutting||Pruning||Pruning|
|Bar Length||41 cm||40 cm||40 cm||41 cm|
|Features||Anti-Vibration System, Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication, Carrying Case Included and Tool-free Chain Tensioning||Anti-Vibration System||Anti-Vibration System and Automatic Chain Oiling / Lubrication|
|Power (kW)||1.5 kW|
|Engine Displacement||53 cc||45 cc||54.6 cc||49 cc|
|Special Buy Dates|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Mar 2018||Apr 2016||Apr 2017||Oct 2020|
|Discontinuation date||Mar 2020||Oct 2019||Apr 2017||Oct 2020|
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