Personally, all I've ever had is Husqvarnas and I've been well
satisfied. I've also always bought from a local guy who's a good
mechanic. That way, if I've got a problem it's his problem. If yours is
new it oughtta be under warranty and you should be able to get it
serviced free. Didn't you get an instruction manual with the saw? I
thought they all came with one.
If its a new saw there is no need to clean the carb with carb cleaner.
Actually using carb cleaner, and especially starting fluid is one fast
way to ruin a 2 cycle engine, as they both will readily make a gas
engine fire off if it lacks fuel source, but they do not contain any
form of lube which will kill a 2 stroke engine pretty quickly. Lube is
the 2 cycle engines lifeline, and a lack of it will lead to its death.
Have you actually followed the instructions in the manual to the
I have a few Husky saws, and no matter how long they set will always
fire off within 3 pulls at max.
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Hello Chris this is Dave in Virginia who also bought a Husqvarna 350
and had the same trouble.
I purchased the chainsaw to cut up trees which came down with ISABEL.
After spending the weekend pulling on the cord I called Husqvarner
technical suppurt at 800-448-7543.
The guy was quite helpful and advised:
When you first pull on the cord have the choke out and the
At the first sign of a pop or firing push choke in but DO NOT touch the
throttle as this will take the saw out of fast idle.
He said the saw is touchy to start as it runs so lean to comply with
California anti emission regulations.
I did this and it started fine tonight.
Of course I also fitted a Champion EZ start plug type 5843 which is
listed by Champion as an option for this saw.
When I have run it at bit I will put the NGK plug back in and see if
it's still ok.
(ex Limey from Southend-on-sea years ago)
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