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I have a husky 455 rancher.never had a problem till today, worked fine this morning, now it iwll start but as soon as i put it under load it dies, cannot even rev the engine, it idles ok, but once i open the throttle, it dies. any suggestions?

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  • bucknbuzz May 12, 2010

    Thanks Dan, great tips, but eventually found out that i had bad batch of fuel. Never knew there was a fuel filter till u put that in, great help. Prob solved now n shes running sweet again. Thanks again.

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When this has happened to me, it turned out to be a hole or crack in the fuel line. At the higher revs, more fuel is needed. The added "suction" for the higher demand pulls air into the line and the unit does not have enough fuel to run. Check for that first and also the fuel filter inside the tank. The filter might be clogged as well.

Keep us posted,
Dan

Posted on May 11, 2010

Testimonial: "got some very usefull stuff off ur reply, i did'nt know u could cx the fuel filter. Turns out my prob was actually a bad batch of fuel, but your reply gave me many options if it happens again in future. thanks for you time."

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