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Husqvarna 357 XP Hard starting when warm.

Husqvarna 357 XP Hard starting. Runs OK when cutting. If allowed to go to idle, the RPM's go up then stalls. Runs fine on fast idle. Seems to be starving for fuel, but the lines are clear and filter is good. Only on its second season of use. Has been trouble free up to this point.

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  • msaxtell Apr 06, 2009

    Saw will run then gains a fast idle chain starts to rotate, you hit the throttle and it bogs out.



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    msaxtell@msn.com

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I work for warcks county council, the husky 357xp is our main saw. We've experienced the same problem with many of our new 357's. after many hours of trying to solve the problem (including swapping carbs from old broken saws etc) i stumbled upon, by fluke i'm afraid, a problem with the ngk bpmr7a spark plugs. They seem to work fine for a short period of time (even new out of the box) then leak compression from the cylinder. We are running a esser rated bosh spark plug which seems to have eliminated the problem, (can't remember the number, sorry). We have now ordered champion plugs to replace the stock. Probably worth a try. Hope this is of some help.
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I'm in the 357XP problem club! Have so far spent

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Have had same problems with our 357xp's and solved them by replacing the crank shaft seal(Sprocket side) this has so far solved all problems and have now reinstated another 3 scrapped saws.

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I have had the same problem with two 357xp that i am running. One is about 4 years old and started playing up after about two years, it was sent into a workshop who spent a lot of time looking at before changing the carburetter. It seems ok now but still has to be set to a fast idle. My other 357xp is less than a year old and has now started playing up. I have been told that there has been a number of reported cases with the manufacturer not saying anything. By coincidence i have also been told that the UK Forestry Commission now uses the new 346xp instead of the 357xp.

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