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Saw will not start Husqvarna 350

I set the chainsaw down in the snow while it was running and when I went to pick it up it was shut down. I could not get it started again.

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  • erisbucky Dec 05, 2008

    After three pulls compression was at 95 lbs and when I put oil in the cylinder I could only pull two times and it was at 90 lbs. It has spark and I put gas in the cylinder it may fire once, but not start. I even took the fuel filter off and that didn't work. It hasn't been that long since it has been rebuilt.

  • erisbucky Dec 05, 2008

    I can smell gas on the plug.

  • erisbucky Dec 10, 2008

    The saw had spark, but the coil was still bad. It would hit once, but would not start. I took it to a place and he put a used coil in it and it ran good. He than put the original coil back in and the results were the same as before.


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An engine needs three things to run(fuel and air mixed together in the correct proportions,compresion of the fuel/air mixture and ignition).Make carb adjustments,check the compression and the spark from the sparkplug.Priming the engine(put some gas into the sparkplug hole).Try to start the engine.If engine is running only the gas from the cilinder,the chain saw has a fuel delivery problem.Disassembly the carb and clean the inner parts.Check the fuel and air filters,fuel hose and gas tank ventil.

good luck!savumihai71

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  • Savu Mihai Dec 05, 2008


    Take off the plug wire terminal from the sparkplug.Pull the starter few times.Check if the sparkplug has gas on it.If so there is still a fuel delivery from carb.There are a lot of prts to be checked.Get in touch.

    cheers savumihai71

  • Savu Mihai Dec 05, 2008


    The sparkplug in that condition has to be wet of gas(not smell).If the engine has spark and the fuel/air mixture reaches the spark plug the engine has to explode.

    regards savumihai71



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