Chain Saw 20″ Bar
I think that the chain was dull
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Since we cannot see the saw or what damage has been done I recommend you stop at your local Husky Dealer. You can leave the dull chain to be sharpened and they can fabricate a new sharp chain to fit your saw if they determine there are no life threatening defects.
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This most commonly is a result of a dull chain and exerting to much pressure on the bar and chain trying to make the chain saw cut. This could also be either a lack of bar and chain oil ( tank empty, restricted oiler hole ) or an inferior type of oil that is being slung off the chain and not lubricating.
It isn`t normal for a chainsaw to smoke, but if it does happen it can be the result of the chainsaw overheating, the fuel mix containing too much oil, or the chain either not being sharp enough or not getting enough lubrication. In short, a smoking chainsaw is a sure sign that something isn`t right.
Bar track damage happens from wear and tear over time causing the bar track to become too low or too wide. Friction from operating the chainsaw will wear down the height as well as increase the width of the bar track, leading to situations where the chain can jump out of the track.
And finally, the chainsaw giving off smoke is a surefire sign of it being overheated. I`m not talking about exhaust smoke, but smoke with “unnatural” color and intensity. And finally, if your chainsaw stops after displaying one or more of the above signs – you can be about 90% sure that it overheated.
When you use your saw repeatedly for an extended period, something called pitch can begin to coat the teeth of your blade. This pitch is rather sticky. As a result, it creates friction when cutting and possibly smoke.
If your chainsaw still starts and then stops working, check the air filter. Clean or replace the air filter if it is dirty or damaged. Another reason that your chainsaw starts and then stops working could be that the spark arrestor is dirty or clogged. If this is the case, clean it with a wire brush.
Oil and Fuel Mixture Incorrect (fuel)
Adding more gasoline to your mixture should clear the smoke. However, if you notice an overheating saw, try adding more oil to your fuel mix. Failure to add any oil to the fuel mix will cause destruction of the engine.
Chain-smoking is often a sign of addiction to nicotine. If you find yourself craving cigarettes and experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you go without smoking, it might be a sign of dependence or addiction.
Dripping oil from the exhaust is an indication of several things that could be going on. Most commonly either the fuel is stale or mixed incorrectly or incorrect oil. Next is maintenance of the unit, air filter restricted, spark arrestor, carburetor adjustment.
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Won’t start While using the blower last week it stopped. Afterwards would not start. The unit did not smoke during operation or when it was stopping the last time. Replaced spark plug, took off carb, cleaned and put back together. Still no start… Tried a little starting fluid. Sputtered a little, like 2 sec and then stopped..
This engine may well have seized, remove the muffler and check the condition of the piston skirt through the open exhaust port, any signs of scuffing and the machine will have to come apart to assess the damage.
Starts and stops starts and stops blowing snow, is the belt lose or waren or streched ? model 3650 6.5
Take the black cover off of the side (left) and look at the belt. It is probably worn out.
Motor starts, stops, starts, stops etc never running completely. not putting out much water pressure. not building pressure??
Is you nozzle plugged? That is what this sounds like.
Motor stops, washer was working , full level in oil and good oil. Don’t starts again, apparently barred engine, does not “turn” around.
Whats it like if you remove the pump and gearbox if driven by a gearbox?
Pump works for about 20 seconds then stops for 40 seconds then starts again.
This sounds as if motor is overheating and the thermal switch is stopping it (why it restarts by itself) if a pump is overheating then a few reasons need be looked at , is pump encountering higher viscosity’s than designed for and is having trouble moving liquid fast enough , is distance pump has to lift liquid over what it’s designed to do most of these pumps use liquid it’s moving to provide cooling to pump , is liquid it’s moving warm/Hot allready if so use different type of pump (non submerged) and last but not least is pump worn out and is failing moving parts wearing together make heat !!! ?
Tines continue to work with out touching safety or throttle. they engage as soon as I start the engine.
Remove H (high) L (low) plastic caps to allow you to further adjust the flow and you will be going. H (red) further out about 11 threads exposed and L (low) about 8 exposed; adjusting the low side will stop the tines, but remove tines before making any adjustments, thanks
I got the pressure washer started – lots of smoke etc after not having used 3 years. I then poured in wrong oil to top it off – my brother’s chain saw bar oil. DARN. After 3-4 minutes it started rattling and stopped. Can’t pull the chord to get started. Did it seize the engine? I have drained all oil. Can I try using a cleaner, light weight oil to try to unlock it?
Nope! you have blown the seals and most likely the cylinder is full of water. You will need to take it to the repairer to have it cleaned checked and new seals fitted. $200
My trimmer starts but after warming up stops and wont start again
After it stalls take the fuel cap off and put it back on and see if it starts,maybe the cap is bad or clogged and not letting air in to equalize the pressure of the fuel being used