The air filter must be regularly cleaned to remove dust
and dirt in order to avoid:
Loss of engine power.
Unnecessary wear to engine parts.
Excessive fuel consumption.
Remove the air filter after taking off the air filter cover.
When refitting make sure that the air filter seals tightly
against the filter holder. Clean the filter by brushing or
shaking it. (92)
The filter can be cleaned more thoroughly by washing it in
water and detergent.
An air filter that has been in use for a long time cannot be
cleaned completely. The filter must therefore be replaced
with a new one at regular intervals. A damaged air filter
must always be replaced.
A HUSQVARNA chain saw can be equipped with
different types of air filter according to working conditions,
weather, season, etc. Contact your dealer for advice.
The spark plug condition is influenced by:
Incorrect carburettor adjustment.
An incorrect fuel mixture (too much or incorrect type
A dirty air filter.
These factors cause deposits on the spark plug
electrodes, which may result in operating problems and
If the machine is low on power, difficult to start or runs
poorly at idle speed: always check the spark plug first
before taking any further action. If the spark plug is dirty,
clean it and check that the electrode gap is 0,5 mm. The
spark plug should be replaced after about a month in
operation or earlier if necessary. (93)
Note! Always use the recommended spark plug type! Use
of the wrong spark plug can damage the piston/cylinder.
Check that the spark plug is fitted with a suppressor.
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To keep the working temperature as low as possible the
machine is equipped with a cooling system.
The cooling system consists of:
Air intake on the starter.
Air guide plate.
Fins on the flywheel.
Cooling fins on the cylinder.
Cylinder cover (directs cold air over the cylinder). (94)
Clean the cooling system with a brush once a week, more
often in demanding conditions. A dirty or blocked cooling
system results in the machine overheating which causes
damage to the piston and cylinder.