How to Troubleshoot Husqvarna Chainsaw Problems

Art Corvelay

Husqvarna is one of the worldwide leaders in outdoor equipment. One of their most well-known products is their chainsaw. But like any other piece of machinery, chainsaws are susceptible to mechanical problems and issues.

Before taking in your chainsaw for repair, however, you can follow a few troubleshooting steps to resolve the issue you're having with your Husqvarna chainsaw.

  1. Check to see if you have enough gasoline in the chainsaw's gas tank if you are experiencing problems during start-up. Husqvarna chainsaws require gas to run. Fill up the tank if there is not enough gas.

  2. Confirm whether the spark plug is in good condition if you are having trouble starting the chainsaw. You can remove the spark plug and clean it before placing it back into place. You also may need to completely replace the spark plug.

  3. Warm up the engine by letting it run for a few minutes before actually using the chainsaw if you are experiencing performance problems. This is especially helpful in cold weather.

  4. Make sure the starter rope has enough tension if you are having trouble starting the engine. You can replace the starter rope if the rope is damaged. Consult your user manual to see how to do this.

  5. Check and clean the chain links on the chainsaw if it is not properly cutting. Sometimes chain links rust or get damaged and need to be replaced. Replace any damaged links.