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Husqvarna 345e starts, runs a short while and then dies out. If I open the fuel cap it runs a little longer.

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There should be a pinhole vent in the cap. Clean this and check/clean/replace the spark plug. If this doesn't get you running well, do the following: Check that you have an adequate fuel supply to the carb body. If 'no', clean your way back to the tank. If "yes", remove the air cleaner (clean it as you go), and spray gumout into the carb. Let it sit a minute, and spray it again, paying particular attention to the orifices. Working the trigger as you spray will give you better access to the interior of the carb. Lubricate the external linkages, and reassemble the air cleaner. This should be everything needed to get you cutting. If all else fails, you can remove and clean the carb, but try with it mounted first. Any adjustment screws that you manipulate should be returned to their initial position so as to not make the issue worse. If I have to move an adjustment screw, I always screw it in until it bottoms (counting the number of turns, and then back it out. I always make a diagram/picture of what I disassemble and put critical info on the drawing (I might have an arrow pointing at a screw with the note 3 and 1/4 turns, etc.). This cuts down on a lot of guessing later, and makes reassembly much easier.
I hope hat this was helpful. Best regards, --W/D-- please feel free to rate this solution! Thanx!

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