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New Husqvarna 323L timmer- broken in and now needs carb adjustment-

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clydesdale, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. clydesdale

    clydesdale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    Does anybody know what the proper adjustments are for a husqvarna 323L trimmer? I really do not want to take it back to the dealer. Thanks.
  2. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,848

    look in your owner's manual. it tells you how to do it.
  3. clydesdale

    clydesdale LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 403

    I will look, but I did not think it told you exactly how many turns of the screw would give you the factory fuel/air mix.
  4. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    No but they all adjust similar, you might try Youtube.

    Also I believe you'll need a special tool to get to the little star screws.
    That's another you can learn how to DIY 10 cent tool via You Tube.
    Or you can pay outrageous $800,000.00 for special tool carburetor adjustment screw driver.
  5. siclmn

    siclmn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    You turn the screw one way and it dies, then you turn it the other way and it dies. Somewhere in the middle it will run perfectly. Learn how to tinker.
  6. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 16,973

    What he said ^^^^^^^^^,

    plus this-

    I have the 223L. The screws are only adjustable within a very limited range. If you read your manual thoroughly, it should say that they come from the factory set to run rich to aviod any lean issues during the critical break-in period. Then after so many tankfulls (or hours, can't recall which) they tell you how to adjust it for the proper setting. The proper setting is not the factory setting.

    Adjust the high speed first at WOT, then the low speed screw, then finally the idle, and re-adjust any settings as needed so that it revs up properly, idles properly, and accelerates properly and the head doesn't spin at idle. Even my manual says to listen to it and adjust by ear/sounds for peak performance.

    You don't need any special screwdriver either. That's just BS. A small flat blade screw driver fits the screws just fine. I just re-adjusted mine a couple weeks ago (which they need from time to time to keep them running at peak performance).
  7. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    I bought a 223L and it didn't last a day before I had to return it. Couldn't stand the pile. Yep it's light weight but that's about it.
  8. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 16,973

    You just got a bad one then , because there's many of us here who have them and have had good luck with them. I've run mine hard for a year and a half with no problems what so ever, and it handles weeds and crap way out of its power range with relative ease. My neighbor liked mine so much he went and bought one, and his has been problem free too.
  9. K & K Mowing

    K & K Mowing LawnSite Member
    Messages: 129

    I have two 323L's. One 8 years old the other two years. Neither one has had any carb problems. They just keep on getting it. I'd take yours back to a husky dealer so they can get it right.

    Regards, Kevin:usflag::drinkup:
  10. orangemower

    orangemower LawnSite Silver Member
    from pa
    Messages: 2,768

    Let me change this a bit. It didn't break or was not defective. I felt it didn't have enough power and the way I felt the most comfortable using it allowed the heat from the exhaust to come out of the housing/vented shroud area and burn enough that I had to keep changing how I held it. After a day I returned it. I had high hopes as I down sized my BP blower from a BR600 to the Husky 150BT. I actually like it better after using it for a few weeks. Seems to have close to the same blowing force as the BR600.

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