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husqvarna chainsaw won't run

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by mark71, May 1, 2007.

  1. mark71

    mark71 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    I have a model 61 chainsaw that sat for a few years. I cleaned it up, flushed gas, new plug. Saw started, but barely. It ran like it was loading up. No change with any carb adjustments, just chugs. I put a kit on the carb, and it ran like new for about 10 minutes....then back to chuggin.....Any Ideas????
    Carb adjustments made no difference again.
  2. SLR

    SLR LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,210

    My ques'um would be that a tinnsy fuel port inside the carburator is semi gummed,perhaps tank or filter inside fuel tank is due for service.. my big touchyness is i pour out any gas sitting more than 3mths, and run the engine/carb completely dry.
  3. shsmallengines

    shsmallengines LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    check the muffler it see if it is stopped up
  4. mark71

    mark71 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    Thanks for the ideas......I'll try them out and let you know what happens.
  5. mark71

    mark71 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    It was a plugged muffler......Thanks much for the info!
  6. mini14

    mini14 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    lots o times the fuel line has a crack in it, cheapest thing to replace.

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