Brand new Huskie 450e used for two days and the throttle is now broken. The actual trigger itself feels like it isn't attached to anything anymore. Is it an easy fix?
In the 400 series of Huskies I have fixed, the handle comes apart with several screws. Sounds like the simple problem might be in the handle/trigger assembly. The more complex problem is if the throttle linkage rod popped out of the throttle. The outside trigger interacts with a black plastic insert and spring that provides pressure outward to keep the throttle low. This assembly connects to a thin metal rod that looks like the path a drunk would take doing a sobriety test after too many martinis. The rod goes into the housing and connects into a hole in the throttle assembly, then is locked in place with a plastic piece that slides down to keep the rod from falling out. In order to see this area, the cover needs to come off. I'll be honest. The last one I had, the rod fell out of both ends. It took me two days of pondering, playing around, cursing, getting up and walking away, then coming back to finally figure out where the ends went. The blue plastic piece had slid down, covering the hole, so I was at a loss as to where it attached to the throttle. NOTE: When removing the handle, try real hard to keep it together until all screws are removed. THEN VERY CAREFULLY begin to take it apart, looking in from the top of the handle. You might get one good glimpse of how the parts fit together before they fall apart on you. Husky does have a good website for exploded view diagrams, but sometimes they leave a little to be desired for 2-Dimensional art vs. 3-D Reality. Good luck.
Sep 13, 2011 |
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