Question about Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar

2 Answers

Husqvarna 350 wont stay running?

I have a husq 350 it will run with the choke on but if you give it gan it will die!! I have change the air filter spark plug fuel filter and I have checked the muffler and cleaned the carb and found nothing,, i;m at a loss can anybody please help?

Posted by on

  • rolltender98 Jan 10, 2009

    So what do you think i need to do?


2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I think the carb isn't pulling fuel in. That's why they arent able to keep it running with out using the choke. I'm having the same problem with mine.

Posted on Apr 21, 2012

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 58 Answers

Ok,  The choke is used to change the air/fuel mixture by "choking" off the air that goes to the carburator.  The choke is only used to get the motor running in cold temperatures.  Once the motor is started, the choke must be opened or the motor will flood and stall when you open the throttle.    I hope this solves your problem.  Best wishes, Michael Mittelsdorf 

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

  • Michael Mittelsdorf
    Michael Mittelsdorf Jan 10, 2009

    This is what you need to do.  First leave the choke in, prime the saw (if there is a priming pump), switch on, try to start with two or three pulls, if it starts, it should operate normally.  If not,  leave the switch on, pull out the choke, start the saw,  let it idle for about 10 seconds and push in the choke.  It should work fine.  If the saw has no priming pump, pull the choke out and try starting it.  After about 10 seconds push in the choke and you can use the saw.  
        If after starting, you push in the choke and the saw quits, next time only push in the choke half way in.  The choke only closes a flap to choke of air for the air mixture.  So in colder temperatures you may need to pull out the choke more.  On some saws the choke provide more choke than you need (or if its warm) so you will need to use more fine adjustment when using the choke.  
         In general, the choke is used only for starting.  Once the motor is started, it should be pushed in (disengaged).  So if the choke is too coarse an adjustment and the saw wont continue running no matter how you set may need to have the air/fuel mixture on the carburator adjusted.  
       Good luck and I hope this will Fixya!  Michael 


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Help husqvarna 372 chainsaw will not run

check with a,they had some crummy carbs that may need replaced not rebuilt

Mar 06, 2014 | Husqvarna Garden

1 Answer

My hmc green machine 3000ss weed wacker carb needs adjusting it only runs with choke closed

Try cleaning or changing the air filter. If it dirty the engine will not stay running with out the choke on.

Feb 17, 2014 | 2010 Vuka XL 125

1 Answer

I have a husqvarna 4623 zero turn and when I would pull up the pto the mower would die. I replaced the fuel filter and now it won't even stay running

Most likely the battery isn't holding enough charge which is why the PTO won't engage.
Likely you have air in the fuel line/fuel filter which lets it run for awhile then it fuel starves.

Oct 30, 2012 | Husqvarna Garden

1 Answer

Husq 350 runs with gas cap off but bogs and dies with cap tight

your gas cap is bad, it's not letting the air replace the fuel that is being sucked out. there for creating a vaccuum..... buy a new cap.

May 13, 2010 | Husqvarna 44 61 268 272k 225 Chainsaw Gas...

1 Answer

Husqvarna 142e will not stay running. Going through the sequence of full/half choke it will start and run at high rpm when choked. Even after warmed up, it will die within a few seconds after dropping the...

If it is only running high at full choke - then it is not getting enough fuel.
You've cleaned out the whole thing - so it's not air that's the problem. It's running - so it's not a spark problem - it's a fuel problem.

If you have a fuel filter - change it out or clean it properly. If the fuel line is clear, then you need to adjust the running setting of the carb - there are usually 2 setting knobs -one for idle - one for running / mix.
You need it running richer till you get it going - then trim it back to stop it smoking and get a good rev.

Aug 28, 2009 | Husqvarna "Chain Saw - 16" Bar, 3 Hp

1 Answer

Chainsaw wont stay running

check crankshaft seals,maybe sucking air. most of the time the seal on the starter side. hope this helps.

Jul 09, 2009 | Husqvarna "Chain Saw - 16" Bar, 3 Hp

3 Answers

Husqvarna 55 chainsaw won't stay running.

It has a crack in the fuel line between the body and the tank. The crack lets air in the line. Replace the line.

Jun 03, 2009 | Husqvarna "Chain Saw - 16" Bar, 3 Hp

Not finding what you are looking for?
Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar Logo

1,453 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Husqvarna Garden Experts

Phil Walker
Phil Walker

Level 3 Expert

605 Answers

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers

Dwain Pippen

Level 3 Expert

376 Answers

Are you a Husqvarna Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides