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Forum topic by xwingace posted 1090 days ago 11398 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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xwingace

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1090 days ago

Got me a brand new chainsaw, but damned if I can get the thing to run. After about 5 attempts and 100 pulls, I got the thing to run for about a minute.
I’m doing everything right, according to the manual. I’ve owned a lot of 2 strokes over the years, so it’s not like I don’t know what I’m doing.
Any hints from anyone with experience with this machine? I have wood to cut, and I’d hate to have to take it back and deal with the hassle.
Thanks all!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.


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xwingace

204 posts in 1215 days


#1 posted 1090 days ago

Apparently the solution is to talk smack about it, as right after I posted this it started up and ran like a champ. :P

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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Elksniffer

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#2 posted 1089 days ago

I have a couple of Husky’s and both like to be fully choked, a few pulls till it fires, then open or take the choke almost off, and then they fire and run on one more pull. Then open the choke and cut.

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Chipy

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#3 posted 1089 days ago

A good kick can go a long way to.

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patcollins

994 posts in 1492 days


#4 posted 1089 days ago

What elevation do you live in? I live practically at sea level and every thing I bought with a small two stroke is tuned too rich for sea level and it only gets worse from there as the elevation goes up.

Sometimes bumping up the idle speed helps with starting too. There should be something in your manual about carb adjustment.

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xwingace

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#5 posted 1088 days ago

I am at sea level, I’ll try leaning out the mix.
The manual had carb adjustment listed as “don’t do it”, they want you to take it the dealer. Really? I’m sure I can figure it out if I need to.

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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chrisstef

10653 posts in 1633 days


#6 posted 1088 days ago

Ive got a Stihl that only likes to be choked for the first pull, then half choke until it starts. For some reason it floods very easy.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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reggiek

2240 posts in 1897 days


#7 posted 1088 days ago

I have a can of starting fluid and a spark plug wrench near mine (I don’t use it enough anymore to keep the engine starting easy – when I was running it everyday it would start in 1-2 pulls). Just a quick squirt of fluid into the plug hole….put back the plug and boom…starts right off. I have the Husqvarna 41, about 15 years old and it has always been tough to start – runs great…but you almost had to snap your arm off starting the thing.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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rustfever

621 posts in 1937 days


#8 posted 1088 days ago

My Husky….
install FRESH mixed fuel in tank
press the primer bulb 6 times,
set full choke
6 pulls
set 1/2 choke
Pull till starts, normally once or twice.
Never fails!

-- Rustfever, Central California

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patcollins

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#9 posted 1088 days ago

Take the saw to a dealer to adjust the carb lol, really it should be adjusted for summer or winter use too. By adjustment i mean 1/8 of a turn each time (not an 1/8 of an inch).

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