Terrence Cain: New Husquvarna C236 arrived this morning and after assembly and complete
pre-start duties, the machine would not start, not even a brief fart.
Removed the top cover and fitted a neon timing light in lieu of the spark
Only with the plug removed would the timing light show output from the
ignition module, and that was with a rotation speed that would be
impossible to achieve with the plug in place.
Perhaps the final check in the PRC does not involve a test run?
john mcmahon: I have a new Husquvarna which i have used about 10 times since june 2013 it
takes about 7 pulls to start each time even if i stop the saw and then try
to start it straight away its a hassell to start again any ideas anyone?
David Feery-Richards: I bought a new Husky 236 three days ago and so far have had nothing but
hassles with it. (1) When fitting the bar and chain, the clutch cover
wouldn't fit back over the actual clutch. (2) Today, filled it up with oil
and fuel, followed the starting instructions PRECISELY and the damn thing
won't start. I looked at just about all the Chinese saws around, but when
the Husky looked like good value (and a good reputation), I got it. What a
miserable piece of junk this thing is!
john smith: a ladies chainsaw is a sthil gutless
EustisRider: My son's birthday is next week. I'm buying him a chainsaw. It will NOT be a
Husqvarna. It will be a Stihl MS 250 for $299.
TheeFirewoodGuy: Did you buy the saw new? If so, how long ago? Have you been using high
octane gas? Have you been mixing Husqvarnas 2-cycle oil with the gas at the
EustisRider: I have a Husky 435 - same thing - horrible to start. And 5-6 pumps?? You'll
be pulling the plug and drying it out. There should be a recall on these
things. I'll never buy Husqvarna again. My old 266 is easier to start.
Leggs013: Stihl Chainsaws for Real Men!!!!
Ronald Aldrich: guy with the no start husky saw, have it checked at a saw shop, saw may be
bad, are you are doing something wrong?, god forgive" I'm sure you have a
lot of money in it have it checked. The most they may is maybe 30.00
dollars? I have had a 460 ranger for 4 years now , it kicks ass, put a
sthil rapid cut chain on the husky bar, and you will be amazed how it
Ronald Aldrich: husky start steps, online are very helpful, If all else fails, try lowe's
are home depot rental store, one of these fellows may help you start saw
for free, if they can't start it take it to a saw shop.
Willi Messerschmitt: @rubio66 This problem can be caused by several malfunctions. Check your
ignition (spark plug), the fuel filter, the air filter, clean your
carburetor carefully with compressed air. Also a incorrect working fuel
vent can cause that problem. You need to exchange these parts (to diagnose
open the gas cap when the saw wont start and pull when the kill switch is
down- after that close the cap and start normally).
mazzieboy: ditto. i have a 435 and can never get this POS started. Hate hate hate it.
Leggs013: Husqvarna Chainsaws for Women!!!!
8ile: All the safety devices are there to keep your limbs intact. A family friend
of mine was in a tree cutting branches off when he nearly cut his leg off,
this was in the mid-late 1980s. He never used his chainsaw again after
that. He didn't make contact with his leg, but it was so close he decided
to get rid of it.
paintur68: Is that where this chainsaw was made? In China? I can't get the damm thing
Jules Bartow: Where are the instructions for real people in real situations? I'm watching
this 60-feet aloft in a tree in my saddle/harness w/ a Samsung Note II. I'm
attached with a steel-core flipline, prusik friction hitches, a climbing
rope and carabiners. I've secured a rigging block with a cow hitch below
the notch and the ground crew is patiently waiting at the Port-a-Wrap for
me to tie two half hitches with a running bowline. Duhhh. How exactly do I
start it with my foot for the back cut?
Dominic Cristante: 2:35 he said "push the bulb at least 6 times" the guy only did five
TheTarmo242: We have a 6 year old husqvarna 340 and never had any starting problems...
even in -25 goes easily with 2-3 pulls and 1 pull warm.
KnorpelDelux: @EustisRider I have a 20 year-old Stihl MS 260 Farm Boss. Once it's warm
you can start it in one good pull even after 15-20min...awesome quality.
Nothing against Husqvarna though, used several of their saws and hey always
did their job ok. I prefer Stihl by price and looks, mostly.
James Bone: Thanks Husqvarna!
kitsurubami: i agree, but i feel as though the reason they have not already made them
easier to operate is because they don't want for someone under qualified to
use the device. (such as a child)
TheeFirewoodGuy: Yes. Weedwhackers, pushmowers, and chainsaws all have small engines. The
heat from combustion isn't great enough to break the oil down, so that is
how the oil is delivered to the engines. All engines need oil, or they will
wear out extremely quick. I suspect that is what happened to mandocst. He
didn't add oil to his fuel.
RevelationGJS: They should make chainsaws easier to operate.
IAmTheOriginalDan: Thanks Husqvarna ! I've got a 455 rancher and stihl 029 farm boss. I cut in
the snow and my 455 always starts easily because of the air purge and
decompression valve!.... That stihl became my rescue saw if I ever need it!
But my Husqvarna has never quit on me!!!
TheMingachimp: i bought 240 model finding it hard to start as well use to have a cheapo
mcculloch which started first time every time as it had auto choke !!!
iota1122: @rubio66 I have had the same problem. I purchased an E series 235, the
first saw would not start at all, then I got a second saw of the same model
and the saw started once and would never start again. Not sure what the
problem was, I just gave up on that brand and entirely.
Leggs013: Ask any Woman for Help! Husqvarna is a Genuine Women Chainsaw.
DodgeMan360: These are excellent saws! And at a bargain price. I would buy from a Husky
dealer tho not Lowes
onecelticwarrior: My 288XPW is 23 yrs old & starts with 2-3 pulls cold,1 pull warm every
time.You definitely need to use the decompression valve when cold starting
though,with 175 lbs+ compression it'll practically throw your shoulder out
otherwise. I cant see how their smaller saws would even need a decomp
button.With all the starting problems most of their new smaller homeowner
saws have,you'd be better off buying one of their older small/mid sized pro
saws used from a trusted seller for less cash.
hatesonion: this chainsaw sucks, never started again. bought it last year.. used it 5
minutes.. that was it for this thing. changed spark plug.. gas..
everything.. i pray God destroys all these crap chainsaws..
Husqvarnabestsaw: If you want to start your saw, DO NOT PUSH IN THE COMPRESSION RELEASE!
mandocst: my husqvarna NEVER starts following the above instructions.....usually have
to wait 24 hrs before trying to start again.....hate this
chainsaw.....thought I was buying quality but bought a pain in the A__ !!
Vulvagun: I bought a Husky last year, and it's horrible. Didn't start at all when I
got it, pulled it apart and eventually found that the fuel line in the tank
was twisted around itself - which happened during assembly. Starting it is
not so bad but the foot in the handle thing is a bitch on wet grass or
muddy ground, plus it scuffs the bottom of the unit. Cleaning it is a right
pain, have to do it every time I use it but it takes hours. Stops after 10
minutes and will not start for a whole day or two.
TheeFirewoodGuy: After years of messing with Poulans, I bought my first Husqvarna last fall.
9 mos. later, it still starts easily and won't quit running. I've used saws
nearly everyday for the past 6 years. (I sell firewood and custom rustic
furniture.) This is the first reliable saw that I've ever owned, and the
price is about the most fair that you'll find for any brand new trade tool.
Husqvarna reminds me of the old Maytags. They were expensive, but I still
wash my clothes with a 22 year old Maytag set.
jeffe2369: We bought one of these and we have spent more time "trying to start it"
then we have ever spent actually cutting wood with it. Our model doesn't
have an air discharge bulb but other than that it looks the same. This was
the worst investment we ever made. I like how they say in the video to push
the chain brake forward (but he pulls it back into engage chain mode). I am
Frelsi: I bought this chainsaw yesterday. I've tried to start it 5 times now,
giving up each time. I can't believe it can be so difficult to start. I've
followed the instructions and watched the guy at the shop start it. Don't
buy this chainsaw unless you have a degree in motor mechanics.
Orlando S: am I really supposed to swallow that pill, like, down my throat, like with
Shane Lee: @rubio66, Same thing happened to me with a 350. Looking for a video now.
Did you find any other info?
Dr. Robert H. Reiner: That was a surprise to me...are you really supposed to mix gas and 2-cycle
oil together, literally, as in, the same container?
WillTB44: You will notice here that everyone complaining that their saw won't start
does not say anything about what they did to fix the problem except go back
to Lowes. Most people who know their saws would try to diagnose & fix it at
least to the point of spark or fuel problems. But if you can't do that,
then the next best thing is to show everyone how little you know about
Tim Nolan: I used my new Husqvarna 236 for the first time today on a light job. I
stopped for a break, checked fuel, chain lubricant + tension. Since then I
haven't been able to start it. I've tried the various troubleshooting
procedures, followed up on tips... Nothing. I'm stumped. This is new today
and I've put it away with the job half completed, thinking about taking it
back to the dealer already – which I loath to do at this stage. Anyone with
any ideas, please let me know. Many thanks!
MrBigdroid1: @EustisRider great your going to buy a chinse chainsaw.
Ivan the terrible: do they know that everyone drop starts there saws
man9170: how is that Chinese?
Ronald Davis: What could stop the Starter cord from pulling smoothly to the end of the
cord -- if a spark plug is installed. It pulls normally if I remove the
spark plug? My saw does not have a decompression button. The ultimate
problem is that the Chainsaw will not start. I believe that is because the
cord does not turn the flywheel far enough to create a spark.
Dwight Jezowski: if you bought a husqvarna at Lowes you bought a poulan
TheeFirewoodGuy: It isn't complicated at all. You have a choice: A: Pay $350 for a quality
saw that will remain reliable for years if you perform your own
maintenance. B: Pay $200 for a saw that will need to be replaced in a year
or two because the parts were made in China.
Leggs013: How to Start a Ladies Chainsaw!
paintur68: Why the hell is this so complicated? Why not just press that bubble
thingee, pull the cord and get on with it? What a stupid piece of crap.
Tom Hetherington: I've bought a Husquarna chainsaw 41 series about 6 years ago, I let me tell
you this saws are the biggest piece of crap I've ever seen. The only thing
that can get my saw running each and every time is a complete tear down and
re-assembly of the carb and a fresh plug. Each time after use, I rum the
saw out of gas, however a week later I can pull the rope a hundred times
without it wanting to start. Buy a cheap big bow saw, at least they start