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You have to overcome the 100-135 psi of compression by pulling the rope. Some manufacturers now incorporate a 'compression release' to allow a rapid spin of the engine with a moderate pull. It automatically resets when it fires so you may have to push the compression release more than once to get them started.

Yours does not have that option which is why they suggest sitting the saw on the ground and inserting your toe into the handle while holding the front of the saw down with one hand. That allows you to ge a bit agressive with the pull rope with the other.

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SOURCE: Husqvarna Chain Saw Rope Pulls Very Hard, what is the cause?????????

Has it always done this or has it developed?
Some saws have a decompression button to make it easier to pull over.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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SOURCE: starter rope will not pull. Will pull smoothly

If I understand what you are saying... The starter pulls smoothly with the starter cover removed or when installed and the plug removed (no compression or spark). If this is correct I think your saw's timing has slipped or maybe a defective decomp valve. Time to visit your neighborhood chainsaw seller/mechanic.HTH
Lou

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SOURCE: rope wont pull smooth enough to start engine feels like notch a t

I think someone failed to put oil in the fuel.
Determine if the warranty is active first. Most warranties are effective for 1 to 5 years. If yes return it to where it was purchased or find an authorized repair facility. A written diagnosis by a good independent saw shop ($10-20) might be a good idea at this point. It is difficult to argue repair charges with an authorized repair facility without some documentation in your favor.
1. Remove the starter housing. Does the starter operate smoothly? If yes, reinstall the cover and continue with 2, if no repair starter.
2. Is the saw equipped with a decompression valve? Yes continue, no proceed with 3.
· Leave the ignition off, set the valve and pull the starter.
· Pull gently to release the valve. Is there a difference in the effort required? If yes continue with 3, if no repair or replace the decompression valve.
3. Was this saw perhaps operated without oil mixed with the fuel?
· 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 inspect the cylinder, above the exhaust port, through the spark plug hole. 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 the independent saw shop should be considered.
4. The final likely possibility is the saw has jumped timing. This problem or any not discussed is usually beyond the ability of the operator to repair. Please take it to a good local saw seller/mechanic for a written diagnosis before authorizing any repair. HTH
Lou

Posted on Oct 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Poulan Wildthing pull starter problem hard pull;

Many modern saws have sufficient compression to present difficult pulling of the starter cord. Suggest trading in for a saw with a compression release. The only repairable problem with the present saw is if it is flooding the engine and you are trying to compress liquid fuel. You can tell by removing the spark plug and pulling the starter through forcefully--it will blow out raw fuel if it is flooded. Change the diaphragm in the lower carburetor chamber if it is flooded. Hope some of this helps!

Posted on Jul 03, 2010

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SOURCE: Can't pull the starter cord,

Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
Remove the muffler and clean out the exhaust port and screen. You will have to disassemble the muffler and clean off or replace the screen item 8 of this link:
http://www.partstree.com/parts/?lc=echo&mn=CS-330T++S%2FN%3A+C08611001001+-+C08611999999&dn=7946

Before taking the muffler apart... unhook the spark plug and just pull it though with the muffler removed. If it pulls normally you know you have found the problem.

If it still pulls hard...check the exhaust port of the cylinder head for 2 tiny holes (not screw holes) Some have them some don't depending upon the year of the saw. If you do find 2 small holes that appear clogged with carbon... do your best to clean them out.

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