Black and Decker CS1518 Electric Chainsaw Repair

1 year 1 month ago #3235 by ctassell
Hello Everyone,

I have a Black and Decker CS1518 electric chainsaw that has recently started to have starting issues. Basically, when I plug it in and fiddle with it for a bit it will start, and then I can cut fine until I release the trigger. After that, it's hard to get it started again. Basically it's just the matter of shaking it and constantly pressing the trigger/toggling the kick bar to get it going again. Sometimes it will restart, sometimes I just give up. I took it apart to check the electric switches as I've seen online that those are the most likely culprit, but they seem to test fine with a multimeter (continuity test) so I'm out of ideas. Anyone know what could be happening?

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1 year 1 month ago #3239 by harleydude
Replied by harleydude on topic Black and Decker CS1518 Electric Chainsaw Repair
Sounds like either one of 2 things.
1) If there are brushes, they are not making contact.
2) There could be a bad segment on the commutator section of the armature motor.

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