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Hard starting Huskee 350...help

Post in 'The Gear' started by kshultz, Jul 6, 2008.

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  1. kshultz

    kshultz New Member

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    I have a 5 year old Huskee 350. Awesome saw up til now, it is very hard to start. I cut thru about 5 of my 6 cords last week but now I can't finish the job. It might start today, but will not start later. The guy at the repair shop says I'm flooding it. Give me a break, if it doesn't start on the 2nd. pull it will never start. I might bring it down to the dealer for a tune up, but would like to finish cutting this week since my brother is coming over Saturday to help split all my wood. Any suggestions? Thanks - Kevin

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  2. cmonSTART

    cmonSTART Minister of Fire

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    Hi Kevin,

    The best thing I can say is if you believe the saw has a problem, do not continue to run it. Doing so can burn the saw up. the 3XX series have a couple chronic issues which can give you start and run problems, such as leaky intakes.

    Check the obvious things. Plug wet or dry? Cylinder walls look OK? Does it leak fuel when left on it's side? If it's been running fine up until now it's probably something pretty simple. I still recommend having someone check it out quick.
  3. kshultz

    kshultz New Member

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    Hi There,

    I will bring it in to get looked at. When it's running everything seems ok. Although when I put it down after using it I always see a wet mark. Very frustrating.
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    cmonSTART Minister of Fire

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    Well, some Huskys do tend to leak bar oil. The rubber shrinks and allows it to leak. It's a pretty cheap/easy fix.
  5. brad068

    brad068 Feeling the Heat

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    I've worked on a few huskees and they some do have problems with the intake spigot ripping. Another problem I've see on them is the fuel line ripping between the tank and carb bay/ handle. There is flex there because of the anti-vibration mounts and the fuel line fits tight with little room for movement so it will start to tear and its always easier to suck air than to suck fuel. And this could be why you have a puddle of GAS not oil when you set it down.
  6. kshultz

    kshultz New Member

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    ok, thanks. Just stinks when I'm trying to get some cutting done. I'll bring it somewhere tomorrow, just hope they will do a quick turnaround but will not get my hopes up. - Kevin
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