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Author Topic: Husky 142 dead in the water  (Read 1474 times)

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Offline ty1220

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Husky 142 dead in the water
« on: November 19, 2008, 08:04:59 PM »
 

Howdy all, I have a question about this saw that has me perplexed. This is a newer ( 2007) saw that looks like it has barely ever been ran. It's one of those E- Bay specials, they advertised it as non starting which is true.  :-\  I got it and it has ok spark, the compression feels good but it won't kick over no matter what you do. Even on starting fluid it doesn't even attempt to fire. I have done my fair share of mechanic work but I am not up so much on 2 strokers. If it had been ran and siezed would it likely still fire with good spark and compression ? I am assuming that with spark, even if somehow it was way out of time it would still kick back or do something when cranked ?  I am at a loss here, all comments and advice are appreciated. Thanks in advance guys.

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Re: Husky 142 dead in the water
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 08:17:41 PM »
Sounds like something might be plugged up, such as the carb, or maybe the spark isn't hot enough. I'm sure someone else will have input.
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Re: Husky 142 dead in the water
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 08:29:32 PM »


Thanks for posting back. I did wonder about the spark, it looks ok to my old eyes but I wonder if it could be weak. Thanks again

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Re: Husky 142 dead in the water
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 11:04:18 PM »
Check to see if the fuel line is cracked in the top of the housing, chock hanging but i'll bet it's a bad carb. Huskey had a lot of problems with the carbs in the last few years. May fall under recall....Cheyenne
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Re: Husky 142 dead in the water
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008, 12:12:52 AM »
Remove the muffler and check for piston/cylinder damage. As long as it has spark and compression it should fire with a squirt of gas down the throat. If it fires and quits, it is a fuel system problem. If no go, check the spark and replace the plug with a new one properly gapped.Ether is a no no, it washes the lubricant off moving parts and dries the crank seals.
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Re: Husky 142 dead in the water
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008, 08:51:33 AM »


Thanks for the posts back all. I hadn't thought about that with the ether, good thing to remember. I'll tinker with the saw  later today and see what happens.

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Re: Husky 142 dead in the water
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2008, 06:44:00 PM »
Make sure the fuel filter is staying at the bottom of the tank.


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