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Repaired Husqvarna 41 chainsaw won't start.

The on/off switch on my Husqvarna 41 chainsaw stopped working (didn't kill the running engine). Tired of pulling the choke, I replaced the switch, and in the process noticed a break in the two strand wiring harness. I replaced the wiring harness, and now the saw won't start. I have found complete electrical continuity between the base of the plug and both poles (and the plug end of the plug wire) of the ignition module and both poles of the switch (whether on or off), but no continuity between the top of the plug and anything else. How does the off switch on this saw work? Is it supposed to establish or kill continuity?. Suggestions?


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  • Anonymous Dec 05, 2008

    Check if there is continuty between the wire coming out of the coil, not the plug wire the small one, and ground, metal partof the coil. I just ordered a coil because of this. The coil seemed to have some spark even tho this condition existed. Richard

    Problem: There was some spark at the plug. The plug got wet, fuel present. Would not run. Checked the coil there was continuity between the small wire coming out of the coil and the metal bolt down of the coil. Ordered a new coil.



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The off switch of the chainsaw has to establish the continuity to kill the running engine.First check the switch with a measure apparat.Then check the continuity of the two wiring harness,sepparately.One wire is atached to the ignition module with a screw and goes to the off position of the switch.The other one towards the on position of the switch.Check the spring!

regards savumihai71

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

  • Savu Mihai Dec 03, 2008

    I forgot to tell you that the other one starts from the ignition module

    wishes savumihai71

  • francisco torres
    francisco torres Oct 26, 2013

    my husqvanar when i stars runs for two minutes could some ,one help me?



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