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Hi, I have Husqvarna chain saw model 357XP serial no 2006100483. The saw has suddenly refused to start and engine does not even fire. I was using it one day and on the next could not get it to start. I have done the folowing: a. checked spark and compression -- all good b. Fuel flow is good and mixture is correct strength c. Tried heating the plug and then re-inserting - no change. c. New plug fitted

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    Hi Mike, thank you for the response. All the items you suggest have already been double checked. To no avail. Any other ideas?


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Disassemble your chainsaw far enough that you can check the flywheel key. It may have partially sheared, throwing off the timing since you indicate that you have good spark, compression, and fuel flow. You might be suffering from a carburetor issue though. Check the key, then consult the user manual for diagram on how to clean the carb and go from there.

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Hi workflow,

Let me thank you for the excellent description of your problem, the symptoms and whats been done so far.

You have done everything I would have done so far.
If you have fuel, compression and spark, there is only one thing left, air.

  • Check the air filter for particulate matter and clean if needed
  • Check the choke linkage
  • Check the carb / trigger linkage
Withe the plug out, pull the cord a few times. The fuel air mix should come out as a fine mist.

How high is the compression? >80psi?

Have you tried starting ether?

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  • workflow Jul 14, 2011

    Found problem. The piston ring was glued into it's slot. Apparently due to too rich a mixture.


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