Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by morgaj1, May 12, 2010.

  1. morgaj1

    morgaj1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    Today, my now-not-so-trusty Husqvara 353 chainsaw seized. Even though I bought it used, I have been meticulous with the maintenance. After cutting a dead dogwood down, it instantly seized with no warning. I was running freshly mixed gas with synthetic Stihl oil. I have no idea what happened other than the previous owner ran it hot and I was on borrowed time. Any ideas?
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    You sure it's not the chain got caught up some kind of way?

    If it's really seized there's not a whole lot you can do, but I'd check it over every which way first.
    Try unhooking the chain and pulling the spark plug, then see if it will turn over but if it does
    and you put it back together ... When you start it I would let it idle for a good gas tank's worth,
    then slowly increase the throttle and watch it because seized engines can get to running again
    however they'll fly apart some kind of way, so...
  3. Nosmo

    Nosmo LawnSite Bronze Member
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