How To Start An Old Husqvarna Chainsaw (With 2-3 Pulls)

The things that make an old Husqvarna chainsaw start hard are corroded plugs, damaged ignition coil, faulty recoil starter, bad fuel, or clogging of the carburetor, etc. The solutions are given below.

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Starting an old Husqvarna chainsaw is not ​the same compared to a running new chainsaw.

​Due to ethanol and ​fuel, you may sometime have problems starting an old chainsaw.

No matter how properly you store your chainsaw (if you did not store it, the situation would be worse), some internal parts, such as the spark plug, ignition coil, or recoil starter, may be worn a bit over time.

It will not work as ​intended if your old saw has fuel. This will add a new problem.

All these things make it hard to start an old chainsaw. Nothing to worry about.

Being the owner of 3 old chainsaws, I know a thing or two about how to start an old gas chainsaw without much trouble.

How To Start An Old Chainsaw

These are the exact methods I used to start 20-year old my dad’s chainsaw (after he passed).

​I also used the same method on a friend’s Mcculloch 250 chainsaw (it came out of storage).

It took only 2-3 pulls of cord to start these old chainsaws.

​And today, I’m going to show you how I did it and how you can do the same thing.

First, ​follow the normal saw-starting process. If the saw does not get started, try to find the possible problems and their solutions below​.

Common problems of old Chainsaws and solutions

Final Thought

Fall is here, and if you are like me, you are starting to think about cutting up some firewood to prepare for winter.

I have a Husqvarna chainsaw that is about 13 years old. It runs like a champ, and I look forward to using it to cut and split some firewood.

I do have a few things that I do to prepare the chainsaw for the season.

Hopefully, these few tips will help you successfully get your chainsaw started for the season.

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