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Chainsaw starts but will only run for a short time and then quits

This is a 18" Husquavarna, has fresh gas with the right two cycle oil mix and a little Seafoam carb cleaner.

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Suggest that you don't use the carburetor cleaner as it disturbs the fuel mix ratio. Use it only with 4-stroke engines. 2-stroke engines depend on the correct quantity and quality of oil mixed with the fuel for engine lubrication--if starved for oil, it will quickly ruin the cylinder wall, piston skirt, and rings. Remove the muffler and spark plug--inspect the cylinder and piston skirt/rings for any severe scoring while pulling the engine through slowly. If ok, check the muffler for plugging while it is off, and check the air cleaner for plugging as well. You didn't state completely what your problem was--help. Hope this helps1

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