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Husky 51 starts and idles fine but the chain stops as soon as it hits cutting surface

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Sounds like ur cluch has worn out.

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SOURCE: my 345 chainsaw bogs down when it hits wood

There are two idle screws one high, and one low. Your high adjustment idle screw needs to be adjusted.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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The carb low idle needs to be adjusted this is fairly common among the Poulan chain saws. Once you adjust the low idle from factory setting it will work

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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two things could be happening.......first is vapor lock......make sure you breather tube is clear and working........next is ....it could have a bad ignition coil on it.....after the coil gets hot the spark can become irratic or just not work any more.....

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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Sound like the carb was never adjusted right. Unfortuatley, the carb adjustment screws require a certain tool that's not available to the public. (EPA thing) You'll have to take it to a shop to get it adjusted. That should solve the problem.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: while cutting the chainsaw bogs down and stops

Check the air filter and the muffler if either are plugged up it will not run smooth. Carb hi and low screws are very sensitive so if you change them, only move them a little at a time.

Posted on Jan 02, 2010

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With small 2 stroke engines, it's either a spark problem or it's a fuel problem. In your case, it's definitely a fuel problem.

It could be you have a drop or two of water in your fuel or in the carburetor. Put a bit of HEET (methanol) in your premix, it'll take a while to dry it out if this is it.

Check the air cleaner element. If it's dirty, clean it with carb cleaner or gasoline or similar. If it's missing entirely, this is likely the problem, it won't run properly without a filter element, as it requires a slight drop in pressure to create a vacuum to **** fuel out of the carburetor.

Also check the fuel line for a gap or crack. Either will cause it to do what you're describing.

If you still didn't get a hit, take the carburetor off and carefully clean it. It doesn't take much of anything foreign to make it wig out.

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Hi, I go t a new Husqvarna 450. It cut fine for 10 mins and then stopped cutting well. Engine runs fine but it barely cuts at all. The cut is black as if burned and there's sparks from the chain on the...


Suspect that the chain hit a rock or pocket of dirt which will dull the chain in a heartbeat plus pull debris into the chain groove area. Remove the bar and chain and clean everything thoroughly including the chain and bar groove. Inspect the chain teeth carefully looking for burned teeth and other physical damage. If badly damaged, suggest replacing the chain. It's not likely that the bar sliding surfaces have been severely damaged. When you have everything back together and the chain adjusted, start the saw and run the bar tip near some cardboard--it should throw off a thin line of oil in a few moments. There should be an oil volume adjustment screw on the back or just under the same area near the chain return. Turn the screw CCW to increase flow. Hope this helps!

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How many turns out is the High and Low screws suppose to be adjusted. Also how many turns out is the larger idle screw suppose to be.


Turn both jet screws CW to stops (lightly), then back out CCW 1-1/2 turns each. This is a basic setting which should allow the engine to start and run. Before adjusting anything, check the fuel filter, air filter and muffler for plugging. Start the engine and allow to warm up. Pull the throttle full on and adjust H needle CW until the engine begins to speed up, but still 4-stroking. Correct adjustment is when the engine 4-strokes running free, but immediately 2-strokes when cutting. Release the throttle and adjust L needle CW for better idle, yet allows the engine to 'follow the throttle'. Adjust idle speed so that the chain stops turning, but the engine continues to idle. Hope this helps!

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25 yr old Husqvarna 266. starts fine, lots power, but won't idle.


I think you have exceded our level of help. Please try here.
ArboristSite.com Chainsaw thread (free to join)
http://www.arboristsite.com/forumdisplay.php?f=9

You might read this thread
http://www.arboristsite.com/showthread.php?t=110858&highlight=husky+266
I searched for "Husky 266" and got many positive hits. She is a respected machine.
http://www.acresinternet.com/cscc.nsf/ed1d619968136da688256af40002b8f7/9f5525102886abf488256b52001a33af?OpenDocument
HTH
Lou

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