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Starter cord will not pull

Cord will not pull out to start the motor. It appears jammed.

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The pull cord or rope works on a tight spring just under the cover that the rope is in. Usually three to four small bolts on the edge of the cover to remove to repair/replace either the spring or the rope. First I would try to turn the motor manually with your hand on the flywheel, it should move around either direction freely with no effort. If it does not the motor itself maybe stuck not the rope. Then you have a seized engine and a different problem to deal with.

Posted on Dec 27, 2013


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SOURCE: Husqvarna 51 from 1991 too much resistance to starting attempts

It sounds like it's sorta gummed up from old gas residue. You could spray carb cleaner in the spark plug hole and into the carb while holding the throttle open and pull the cord several times and then follow that with penetrating oil to re-lubricate the engine. You're probably going to have problems with the carb also. I would have it rebuilt or, better yet, purchase a new one

Posted on Jul 01, 2009

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SOURCE: wont start - bucks the pull as if out of time

Jan 1990 Special 50 IPL (example may not be you saw)
Operators Manual (example may not be you saw)
Unfortunately there is no phone number. I suggest you stop by your local Husky dealer (ask for a repair estimate while there $10-20 applied toward an actual repair probably $60-80), they should be willing to provide you with the correct links or a phone number where you can get them.
It is old (88 or 98) enough I doubt there is a decompression valve or purge bulb.
Please tell me you are not trying to drop start this. Read and follow the procedure "STARTING THE CHAIN SAW" from the manual. If you want to attempt a repair I think this is too deep for this forum. Please try here: Chainsaw thread (free to join)
This is a collection of chainsaw enthusiasts with a few professional chainsaw mechanics thrown in. Here you can post a question and get an immediate response. You can have the chainsaw at your elbow and your helper a click away. If you make a good connection and are willing you may be able converse by phone. We can't do that yet.
I would like you to do this first:
Run Lean:
Was this saw perhaps operated in a lean condition (metal transfer from the piston to cylinder wall)?

  • Remove the spark plug wire and plug. Remove the muffler, hold a light at the plug hole and inspect the cylinder through the exhaust port. Is it smooth and shiny or does it appear speckled with dull gray spots or smears?
  • Pull the starter slowly, inspect the piston as it rises and falls. Is it a dull gray without scratches and gouges?
  • Hold the light at the exhaust port and look through the spark plug hole, inspect the cylinder above the exhaust port. Is it shiny and smooth or speckled with gray spots or smears?
Any spots or smears on the cylinder or deep scratches and gouges in the piston indicate the saw was operated in a lean condition. Repair of this on a home owner quality saw often exceeds replacement cost. A repair estimate by an independent saw shop should be considered.

This repair will most likely exceed replacement cost. Use your best judgment HTH
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

Posted on Nov 28, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a huskvarna 254XP and I contiue to break

The cord ends need to be melted somewhat, then an overhand knot tied to retain both ends. If the cord is breaking along it's length, the cord may not be heavy enough--check with a local saw service shop for the correct cord and buy about 1-meter of length to make sure that you are not reaching the end of the cord when pulling on it. Make sure there is nothing that the cord passes over to damage the cord causing failure. Hope this helps!

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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SOURCE: Compression in cylinder too strong to pull starter

We have a Husky 435 that does the same thing. Found that the engine is trying to fire after first pull. Try setting the choke at 1/2 after first pull, but don't bump the throttle which will release 'fast idle'. This process seems to limit the 'kick back' effect. It also helps if you have a strong arm. Good luck!

Posted on Nov 25, 2010

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SOURCE: Saw starter pulling too hard to start.

Check piston rings. Sounds like you have a seized engine.

Posted on Feb 21, 2013

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