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My Husqvarna 272 K saw will not get the rpms it should. Only time it opens up as it should is right before it runs out of fuel. Clean fuel, filter, fuel line, etc. It will cut but not like it should. It starts fine, idles good, just won't open up. This is a metal cutting saw but assume you know this and don't see that being a factor. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Hi Mike,

Sounds like your carb needs to be leaned out a bit. Are you closing your choke all the way after it warms up?

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