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Husky 345 chainsaw, not used for a month. Filled tank w/mix, filled bar oil reservoir. Starts up, right away starts issuing smoke under sprocket, then engine dies. Chain isn't locked up. What gives?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: husqvarna 345 chainsaw chain doesn't move freely and heats up

has the chain ever came off the saw?and i'm going to assume that it is the correct chain for the saw...reason i ask about the chain comming off the saw is that when it does the driver have a tendency to become nicked and will heat up the clutch because the saw is trying to drive the chain links through the chain slot.also you need to look at the drive sprocket to see if there is any wear on the teeth....also over tighting the chain will cause the clutch to heat up.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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SOURCE: How interchangeable are replacement chain bars for

Your question can't be answered as aked.
If your saw requires an Intenz 14" Bar it's Oregon pns 140SDET041 or 140GPET041. Part number 140SDEA041 if not Intenz.
Plug in your requirements here:
Oregon Bar & Chain Selector
Once you get a part number it can easily be converted to other manufacturers numbers. HTH

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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SOURCE: My Husqvarna 16 in chainsaw is no longer working.

Did the chain come off while at speed? The chain catcher causes burrs to form on the drive links when occurs. Without the catcher the spinning sharp chain contacts your leg. Were you wearing chaps? We don't need no stinking PPE!!!
Use a flat file on the drive link flats to remove the burrs.
34be72d.jpg 5ab118d.gif Chain Adjustment

  1. Make sure the chain brake is off (gloves will protest your fingers).
  2. If necessary, loosen the bar nuts that are clamping the clutch cover in place (or whatever holds the clutch cover and bar on). They don't need these really loose - finger tight will do.
  3. Ease the tension adjustment until the chain is obviously loose.
  4. Using one hand, hold the nose of the bar up.
  5. While holding the nose up, adjust the tensioner so that the center of the chain just touches the underside of the bar, add a touch more.
  6. Continue holding the nose of the bar up & tighten up the bar nuts / bolts / quick-release system. HTH

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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SOURCE: I took my new 445

According to my Husky selection catalog for 2009, the 445 saw does have an adjustable oil pump--it should be located on the under side near the chain return area. They are usually just a screw head that is level with case surface--turn it CCW to increase flow. I'm surprised that the flow rate could change that fast--perhaps the oil pumps are failing due to some manufacturing defect. If turning the adjustment doesn't improve things, take it back and select a different model. I'm surprised that Husky would allow such things to occur. Hope this helps!

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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SOURCE: chainsaw is smoking excessively when in use

change to a better quality bar oil

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Page 19 of a 2007 Operator's Manual 50:1
Enter the 3 digit model number (no XPs, Es, just the numbers)
Serial number decode – for use with IPL
06 1500198
06 = year produced – 2006 (single digit before 2000)
15 = week produced - March
00198 = 198th unit Husky produced that week
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