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I have an old husky its about 31 years old it runs and cuts fine but the chain doesnt stop spinning when its just idling. is there a way to fix this or does it always do this because its so old and doesnt really have any safety features on it

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Just turn the idle screw CCW until the chain stops moving. If you go too far, the engine will tend to die at idle. Good luck!

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