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Old 06-29-2014, 05:02 PM
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Hello glad I found this forum. I am a sort of new chainsaw user. been 15 years since my last saw. Just a Home user not pro. A few weeks ago I purchased me a Husky 240 16" chainsaw for fathers day :) Great little saw. Use will be for blow downs ,suckers wat to open some of my 2 + acres up open up , not the full 2 acres just clean up..
Issue first 5/6 tanks ran flawless. I run a tank then take a break, went to cut some more about 1 hr later, saw would not idle. throttle all ok no burps or farts. Drop off to my dealer, they adjusted idle. all good for 1 tank. then started to stall, let sit the ok for awhile, I will drop off again but what can I do ? The 240 does not have access to idle screw just L and H.. I did order tool but while under warranty I do not want to mess it up.. So what do you think the issue may be? I use Fresh Gas 91 , Husky oil mix and Husky bar oil. Gas id from Shell now a flt by night
Sorry for being long winded. Any manuals I should get ?

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Old 06-29-2014, 05:33 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

Something isn't right there. It's new so I'd let the dealer take care of it. Idle speed should be kind of high (somewhere around 2500-3000 RPM's) so it really shouldn't be stalling.

You shouldn't need any manuals. I have several Husqvarna saws and things really don't (or shouldn't) go wrong.
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bc. Thanks for the quick reply. I am going to drop it off to the dealer, but if it is something simple like the idle screw alittle loose it would be something I can tweak as needed. It is alittle bit of a pain to drop it off,but I am not a pro so missing it for a few days is not a problem. Any idea why the idle screw is now covered? EPA reasons?
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Hi Rich. Another WELCOME to you.

And another suggestion to take it to the dealer. This is under warranty and the last thing you want to do is mess with it and potentially void the protection it gives you.

Prior to taking it to the dealer, call them. Ask to talk to the service manager, ask him this same question, if he gives you a bit of advice and tells you what to tweak then you are doing it with his blessing. So you won't void the warranty.
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Hi Rich. Another WELCOME to you.

And another suggestion to take it to the dealer. This is under warranty and the last thing you want to do is mess with it and potentially void the protection it gives you.

Prior to taking it to the dealer, call them. Ask to talk to the service manager, ask him this same question, if he gives you a bit of advice and tells you what to tweak then you are doing it with his blessing. So you won't void the warranty.
Mel thanks for the welcome and advice. The dealer is near my shop so dropping off and pick up is not a issue but a bummer when a new saw is a problem, Maybe I should have got the next model up with a bigger motor, but for trimming I thought the 240 would do fine and be safer to learn on. But if I tackle the bigger trees later I have a excuse to by another saw lol
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I have had 6 or 7 saws so far my biggest problem was fuel . my previous one got a bad fuel line due to the stuff in car gas .
the husky was a good one. I think that one got run over when I pulled my trailer ahead.
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I have had 6 or 7 saws so far my biggest problem was fuel . my previous one got a bad fuel line due to the stuff in car gas .
the husky was a good one. I think that one got run over when I pulled my trailer ahead.
Jim Thanks for the reply. I have read a lot about bad fuel. But my fuel is a week or so old. I shake gas can 40 50 seconds before I add it to saw..
The saw does start fine usually runs good first 5 /6 tanks then I had the problem. Now starts and runs good but maybe 1/4 of a tank when you release the throttle you can hear is start to stall, hit the throttle keeps running,, Then later it will die on idle. Is it common to get a vapor lock when hot? Temp- was in the 80s. first time was 70s. Off to dealer tomorrow. Glad I purchased it from a dealer instead of a box store
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Jim Thanks for the reply. I have read a lot about bad fuel. But my fuel is a week or so old. I shake gas can 40 50 seconds before I add it to saw..
The saw does start fine usually runs good first 5 /6 tanks then I had the problem. Now starts and runs good but maybe 1/4 of a tank when you release the throttle you can hear is start to stall, hit the throttle keeps running,, Then later it will die on idle. Is it common to get a vapor lock when hot? Temp- was in the 80s. first time was 70s. Off to dealer tomorrow. Glad I purchased it from a dealer instead of a box store
Check the fuel filter which is usually on the end of the fuel line inserted into the tank. With it low on fuel shine a light in tank to see if you have a filter and tank full of dirt or gunk. Sounds like a possible filter problem. When not running the filter may lose some of the dirt to only suck it back to the filter when you run it again. Just a thought as I have had this happen on snow machines with in tank filters. It will run good and then just die but will start back up later.
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Check the fuel filter which is usually on the end of the fuel line inserted into the tank. With it low on fuel shine a light in tank to see if you have a filter and tank full of dirt or gunk. Sounds like a possible filter problem. When not running the filter may lose some of the dirt to only suck it back to the filter when you run it again. Just a thought as I have had this happen on snow machines with in tank filters. It will run good and then just die but will start back up later.
Thanks for the advice, Hopefully it would be that simple . Even thought the saw is new and gas fresh there could be some gunk in there, Im sure that has happened before. Ill check


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I keep a parts cleaner brush(stiff bristles) in my saw tub and clean around the gas and bar oil caps before adding fluids. Been doing that for 30 years and blocked up filters and oil passages is never an issue. I use nothing but ethanol free premium fuel in it and all my small engines except the riding mower.
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I keep a parts cleaner brush(stiff bristles) in my saw tub and clean around the gas and bar oil caps before adding fluids. Been doing that for 30 years and blocked up filters and oil passages is never an issue. I use nothing but ethanol free premium fuel in it and all my small engines except the riding mower.
I use a stiff tooth brush for the cleaning around fuel and bar oil cap. Older fuel tanks seem to collect debris from some debris fairy. I clean my saw after each use and use the air compressor to blow out all the crap that accumulates. I use a saw hard in my environment and own about 5 of them now. I try to start and run each one several times a year to make sure it is ready if needed. Two get used often and the others not as much as they are more specialty job saws.
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I keep a parts cleaner brush(stiff bristles) in my saw tub and clean around the gas and bar oil caps before adding fluids. Been doing that for 30 years and blocked up filters and oil passages is never an issue. I use nothing but ethanol free premium fuel in it and all my small engines except the riding mower.
Great advice Thanks. As for fuel all we have in Maine is 10%mix . Ill add a brush to my kit

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I use a stiff tooth brush for the cleaning around fuel and bar oil cap. Older fuel tanks seem to collect debris from some debris fairy. I clean my saw after each use and use the air compressor to blow out all the crap that accumulates. I use a saw hard in my environment and own about 5 of them now. I try to start and run each one several times a year to make sure it is ready if needed. Two get used often and the others not as much as they are more specialty job saws.
I have a few extra tooth brush's Ill add to my kit. I also blow off my saw after each use with my small compressor.. Ill be adding a new saw in the future bur it will be more a pro saw, when I tackle my back 2 acre's
Great forums the advice here is priceless :) hope I can return the favor someday to you all
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