20 Most Recent Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar Questions & Answers

Your saw didn't get a hit, she long of tooth?
Husky 262 manual
The adlustment is on page 31. It is probably similar. HTH

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Jun 14, 2019

It really depends on which model 455 rancher you have. The "455e" models have a lever on the chain cover that you lift and turn counterclockwise in order to remove. The regular 455 models have two nuts that you remove in order to take the chain cover off. There is also a chain tensioner on both. On the 455e model you turn the wheel down to increase tension and on the 455 you turn the screw below the foremost nut to tension. Remember that you want to just snug the chain to the bar. You should be able to rotate the chain around the bar by hand.

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Jul 10, 2018

I used applman08's solution. A few pointers:
0. This problem occurs when you take off the side cover while the brake is set. So after you fix this, don't do that again.
1. When removing the clutch, place the screwdriver in the notch next to where it says "off" and tilt the screwdriver down so that when you strike it you are applying a clockwise shock force that is almost horizontal (assuming your 455 is on its side).
2. DO NOT remove the spring! There is a plastic housing that basically holds the brake mechanism in place (secured by 4 screws). If you take that apart, and then take out the spring, you will be learning how the brake works and spending some time compressing that spring and getting it back in. You'll have to come up with something clever to get the spring in depending on tools available.
3. Going back to 1. - get that clutch off, put the side cover back on, getting that brake lever lined up with the very-difficult-to-grab three-toothed mechanism for engaging the spring. Tighten down the side cover, or hold it snug with one hand while you lever the brake handle with the other. You will hear a satisfying snap as the braking mechanism (with the spring I told you not to mess with) resets.
Note: You can probably reset the braking mechanism by manually turning that three toothed gizmo but it's really hard to grab and the brake handle fits it perfectly. The key is you've got to turn that about 60 degrees.
Good luck, this was an annoying problem.

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Nov 21, 2016


Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Nov 13, 2016


the tuning screws are located on the left hand side of the saw, by the top cover

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Feb 27, 2016

Turn the saw upside down so you're looking at the bottom. There will be a little hole with a flat head adjusting screw on the clutch side of the crank housing with an arrow and a + and - sign with an oil drip logo.

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Feb 27, 2016

late 70's into the early 80's.

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Feb 26, 2016

Carburetor is gummed up. You can thank Ethanol gas for hat

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Feb 22, 2016

First check the lines to make sure they are clear of chips. Use only bar and chain lube. If this does not work, the pump may be bad and need replacing.

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016

The 51 does not have an adjustable oil pump.

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016

The lines fit tight to prevent leaking. You must disconnect the fuel filter and pull the line out. Cut the new line end "v" shaped to allow you to push back into tank. Long needle nose pliers will complete the job.

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016

The 240 runs standard a 3/8 " pitch H36 low profile chain. The proper size file is 5/32" (4.0 mm)

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Feb 03, 2016

Fuel tanks are always closest to the operator. The oil tank is the tank closest to the chain.

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Jan 15, 2016

There could be a couple of issues, wear in the engine or a clogged fuel or air filter.

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Jan 15, 2016

My 372 xp did that and when I talked to the repair shop they even showed me. There is a fiberglass gasket that is used to mount the carburetor to the engine. I have no idea on how this happens, but I saw it with my own eyes. The gasket had actually folded over. They replaced it with a rubber one and have had no problem since. The saw was hard to start, would run as long as I didn't try to cut anything and when I did it would open up and then die. I could be giving wrong information, but that sounds exactly like the problem I was having.

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Nov 10, 2015

this is a sure sign of a fuel blockage some place !! id start with fuel filter and air filter and then look closely at fuel lines for signs of collapsing when running (CAREFULLY!!!!!) then move on to cleaning and resetting carb jets

remember choke richens fuel/air mix so if it needs choke to run then it's being restricted in fuel supply

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Aug 04, 2015

Sounds like dirty carberator or carb needs adjustment. How is the spark plug?

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on May 31, 2015

Hi check the clutch the springs may be broken and blocked the shoes

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Jan 30, 2015

Check for spark after it quits. If none, the ignition module may be dying when hot. If ok, check the muffler for plugging. Use compressed air to remove sawdust from cylinder and head area. If everything looks good, note whether the spark plug is getting wet with fuel after trying to restart the saw. If dry, check the fuel lines for cracking or other deterioration. Make sure the fuel tank vent is clear of debris. (Loosen the fuel cap for a moment, then see if it will start.) Hopefully, one of these suggestions will hit on the problem!

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Aug 27, 2014

pull the starter cover pull rope out to length lock the housing the rope is in, in place with a tool pull out rope. reinsert new rope into retaining hoe tie a not and cut off excess rope. put ropr through handle hole reattach handle and remove tool you used to hold the rope housing. This is if your spring and starter assembly are ok. Or you could stop being a cheap and let a shop do it for 5 minutes labor.

Husqvarna Chain... | Answered on Jul 01, 2014

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