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My 288 husqvarna wont start - Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar

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    dontbother10 May 11, 2010

    Make, model and serial numbers help us help you! You must have Fuel (at the carburator), Compression, and Spark for it to run. Do you have all of these? Lou

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Check for spark with a clean spark plug. If ok, squirt some starting fluid in the plug hole and try to start the engine. If you get a few pops, then work on the fuel system. Check the fuel lines from the tank to the carburetor for kinks, brittleness, or cracks. If it has a primer button, check the button for cracks or hardness and inspect it's lines. Do you have fresh fuel mix in the tank? Make sure the air filter is clean and in good shape. Check the muffler for plugging. If the saw is fairly old, the carburetor may need a re-kit and cleaning. Good luck!

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