Saw popped and quit ???

Post in 'The Gear' started by HDRock, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. HDRock

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    Like I said the Husky 61 popped and quit ,not a loud pop
    I was cutting, checked gas ,pretty much empty, filled it up , took a few pulls to start, started cutting , it did it again, started it up 3 more times ,ran 3-4 minutes let it idle and it just quit each time but no more popping.
    I haven't looked at air filter or any thing yet .
    What do ya think the problem is ;?
     
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    Not sure - especially about the 'pop' - any chance it's overheating? Cooling fins real dirty or running lean? Might be a fuel issue since it will start but die quickly - I'd at least check fuel related fixes. Ignition issue - coil or plug going bad? Just some guesses - smarter people will have other suggestions! Good luck! Cheers!
     
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    Tank breather? Try opening the tank immediately after it quits, and listen as you unscrew the cap. Does it pull air? Was the tank under vacuum?
     
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    When the tank was empty I could here air as I opened it, opened it again after it ran a little with full tank ,no air.
    Adjusted carb a few days ago, since then it idles fast until it warms up
    Plug is 2 months old
     
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    Well, I'm no chainsaw mechanic, but I do troubleshoot complex systems for a living. When there's a new type of failure, look at recent history.
     
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    Thanks
    maybe I got it, lean not sure , have to check n look at it
    I didn't take much time screwing with it ,just got out the other saw n went back to work
     
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    Kinda sounds like it is leaning out.
     
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    Did you pull the muffler and have a look?
     

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