Question about Husqvarna "Chain Saw - 16" Bar, 3 Hp

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Saw stops when i give it gas.

Choke it, start it, push in the choke and then it dies when i pull the trigger. then it will only start again by choking as if it were cold. has a new plug and new gas, chain runs free and so on. any ideas? thanks.

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    my husqvarna 340 chainsaw has a problem.choke it!start it!as soon as i depress the choke and give it some throttle it stalls.Any help would be great!thanks!

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  • plugged fuel filter
  • cracked/loose fuel line allowing air (instead of fuel) into the carburetor.
  • poorly fitting fuel cap
  • plugged or disconnected/broken pumper line

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