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Can't start husq. 261

What is the starting procedure for approx. 1997 model 261? do not have manual. just got saw back from shop. new fuel filter, carb cleaned new gas line. what is gas/oil ratio suppose to be? thanks

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Most all of these saws use a 50 to 1 ratio. However, i like to use a two cycle oil that has a TCW3 rating to it. This helps to fight again moisture and condensation when the saw isn't being used.

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Don;t take this the wrong way, but if you can't start it without a manual, maybe you shouldn't run it. They're very dangerous

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http://weborder.husqvarna.com/order_static/doc/USA/2009/I09000/I0901006.pdf
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HusqvarnaUSA.com
http://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeowner/support/download-manuals/
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My 359 floods in a nano second if I leave the choke engaged once it attempts to start. The only other time it really gave me trouble was one time I failed to set then turn off the choke when it was warm. Setting the choke also sets the fast idle on my saw. Once it has fired pulling the starter with choke on floods it.

If it still does not at least try to start, remove and clean the air filter. Put about a teaspoon of fuel mix in the carburetor throat, reinstall the clean air filter, turn on the ignition, close then open the choke, set the fast idle (if equipped), and try to start it. Did it sputter? If it sputters, attempts to run and quits it probably has a fuel delivery problem.

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If everything you say is true it is flooded. Have you tried the EXACT start procedure from the manual?
My 359 floods in a nano second if I leave the choke engaged once it attempts to start. The only other time it really gave me trouble was one time I failed to set then turn off choke when it was warm. Setting the choke also sets the fast idle. Pulling the starter with choke engaged floods it once it has fired. This should be similar to your Operator's Manual.
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Warm:
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Incase you've misplaced your manual:
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http://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeowner/support/download-manuals/
Enter the 3 digit model number (no XPs, Es, just the numbers)
Serial number decode – for use with IPL
06 1500198
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15 = week produced - March
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