Husky 45 Chainsaw - HELP!!

Discussion in 'Shop Talk' started by Beststash, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. Beststash

    Beststash Well-Known Member

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    I have a Husky 45 chainsaw that has been a very reliable saw for years. Recently it has gotten very hard top crank (pull). It will fire off after about 3 pulls but it is extremely difficult to pull (not normal). I removed the bar and chain - still hard. I removed the spark plug, thinking that maybe the piston was freezing up but it seems to spin very easy. It feels like the compression is stopping it from spinning??

    Does anyone have any ideas??
     
  2. Cabin Fever

    Cabin Fever Life NRA Member since 1976 Supporter

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    Do you have a little button on the side of the engine that reduces the compression for easier starting (ie, decompression valve)? Or, is your anti-kick back brake engaged?
     

  3. Beststash

    Beststash Well-Known Member

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    Stupid me - I replaced the pull cord with the only thing I had available - a nylon string about the right diameter but stretchy - I replaced today with the right cord - who would have thought that he would make such a difference. Runs like a top now.
    I have a Stihl 290 for my heavy cutting but the Husky is much lighter and for trimming brush it is my favorite.