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Husky 61 lots of spark fuel is getting to carb cylinder is dry wont start would comprison be bad?

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Two stroke engine have a reed valves, or something like it, that prevents exhaust pressure from causing the gas to back up.
Because of long idle times in the winter, if you don't use a fuel stabilizer, the gas dries up an leaves a sticky varnish residue.
This not only plugs up orifices, but glues the reed valve either shut or open. Either is bad. So you probably have to take the carb off and clean it to remove the varnish.

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Has good compression,getting fuel,plenty of spark, wont start


Then either the fuel is bad or it's flooded. Dry the plug, crank it without the plug to fry the cylinder & start with starter fluid to replace fuel. If it starts. Clean & blow out the entire fuel system, lines, pump,carb. Good luck.

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Wont firi over been sitting for a while


The following applies to pretty much any carbureted engine.
You need three things for an internal combustion engine: Fuel, Spark, and Air.
The first place I'd start is with the spark plug.
Remove the plug. With the plug wire attached to the plug, ground the electrode (threaded part) against the metal frame and crank the engine again. Check to see if there's a spark between the electrodes. If there is, then you've established spark - for that cylinder and only that cylinder. If you have spark in all cylinders, next thing I'd check is fuel.
I would start at the fuel inlet of the carb. Pull off the fuel line and make sure fuel can get there from the tank. If not, you have a plugged filter or debris in the tank that's preventing the fuel from reaching the carb. Clear the obstruction and try starting.
Still won't start? There is the possibility that gas in the carb has dried out. That can plug ports, keep the float from working, etc. Best fix is a carb cleanout.
On some bikes, you can check to see if the float is working. There is sometimes a drain valve in the sediment bowl (on the bottom of the carb). Open the drain and see if gas comes out. If it doesn't then there is no gas in the carb. If no gas comes out, then it's likely that your float is stuck.
If you don't have a drain valve, on some carbs, there is a "nut" on the bottom of the sediment bolt. It's actually a bolt that holds the sediment bowl to the carb. Loosen the bolt until your bowl is free to move. If no gas comes out between the bowl and the carb, your float is stuck. If it does come out, then it could be the needle that meters gas to your engine. Work the throttle a few times and then try again. With the gas in the bowl, working the throttle moves the needle in and out and can clear out enough "varnish" to let gas get into the cylinder.
Again, try starting it. Still no joy, pull the plug and see if it's wet. If it's wet, then it has been getting gas - too much, in fact, but that's because it hasn't been firing. You're back to two issues:
Either the needle isn't closing and too much gas is getting into the cylinder or you don't have spark. If it's the first, then you need to pull the carb for that cylinder, clean it out and re-install. If it's the second, you have an intermittent wiring problem which is going to be a lot of fun to find.

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Husky 254.wont start.fuel is filling up the carb.running out the exhaust,has spark,new fuel filter,it wont fire not even a splutter


i dont know ,usually when cylinder fills up with gas ,the float seat and needle needs to be changed. but this is a 2 cycle chain saw and not a 4 cycle lawnmower. and it is 2 cycle which means that the air/ fuel mixture goes into the crankcase first, before getting to the cylinder. So you are saying to me that your crankcase is full of 2cycle fuel, youe cylinder is full of 2 cycle fuel and the exhaust is full of 2cycle fuel.
TIME FOR a new carburator
or at the very least,a carb rebuild kit

If you want to do the job just once and be sure it will be fixed,
buy the new carburatior, but a new carb is at least $46.00 plus tax and 7.00 to 12.95 shipping. and that price is for a 33cc homelite ranger,14 inch saw, which I might just sell for parts because it is a solid body,not anti vibration handle.

so ,is your husky worth spending slightly under $100.00 on
if not ,try rebuilding the carb, may only cost 20.00 to 30 for parts but might not work & be a complete waste of $
Im not fimiliar with husky prices, I know they are big cc, heavy wieght and big price. Every thing I dont want in a saw
I can get a referbished homelite 16 inch 38 cc with anti-vibration handle for 78.00 & 7.00 ship with 90 day warranty.
or brand new for $110.00 amazon.com if you run it at 30:1 oil ratio, it will last forever or until the carb craps out,which ever occurs first.

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Husky Chain Saw 4.1 Model 18 in Bar


Sounds like a gummed up carb. Inspect and clean carburetor. Particles of broken fuel line or resin of old gas maybe restricting fuel jets.

May 19, 2012 | Husqvarna Garden

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Husky 372xp. started only made a few cuts then started to stall. could only keep running for few seconds at a high rpm . now wont start even with new spark plug.


This could well be an ignition problem, now that it does not go remove the spark plug, rest it on the cylinder ( away from the plug hole ) and check for a spark, if there is no spark it will more than likley require a replacment unit, if there is a good spark it must be a fuel issue, replace the fuel filter in the tank, check the fuel hose up to the tank for splits or cracks, check the impulse tube from the carb pump cover to the crankcase for splits.

May 31, 2011 | Husqvarna Garden

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Sovereign xc 375 very difficult to start, getting spark, fresh fuel, oil and new spark plug - no change. Any suggestions?


Is your spark plug wet when you pull it out? If so then it may be fludding on you, If it's dry then your carb may be gunked up from old fuel setting in carb and lines it also can plug you fuel filter. after checking all these, check your compression and also take your spark plug out and look inside the hole at cylinder foe bad scores or scratches in the wall of the cylinder, you should also pull muffler off and check cylinder that way too, you may be low on compression.
Another thing you could try is your air filter, is it plugged with sawdust, take off and try that , then try carb clean short blasts into carb and try to start, then work choke back and forth keeping it running to help **** some fresh gas through carb, all else fails pull carb and dissasemble and clean. Good Luck

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Scooter wont start


carb could be clogged with trash even though fuel is gettin to carb the main jet could be blocked not letting fuel enter intake

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Petrol leak exhaust


the unit is flooded...pull the spark plug and turn the unit over a few times to help dry it out.problem is that the crank case is also full of fuel.you can turn the unit upside down for a day to help the fuel out.install new spark plug,don't choke it,pull the trigger to full throttle pull the recoil ten times this will pull the fuel up to top of cylinder.remove spark plug pull a couple times and reinstall the spark plug.start the unit. if the unit floods again you have carb troubles.the needle is stuck open letting in too much fuel and it needs to be replaced.let me know if this helped.

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