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Husqvarna 141 won't start
« on: December 01, 2015, 11:23:57 pm »
Hey all, new to the forum. I have a 141 that's about 11 years old, but with relatively few hours run time. Engine ran great, but chain would "bind up", so I replaced chain break... same problem. I removed sprocket to check for wear, and when I reassembled, all of a sudden saw wouldn't start... had never been a problem before. I took it to a dealer who diagnosed a bad coil, so i replaced the starter, but still won't start. Any ideas?

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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2015, 11:52:17 pm »
starter recoil isnt the coil.
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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2015, 09:58:20 pm »
Thanks, but not sure I follow. To be clear, the repair tech said it was a "Bad ignition module". He used "ignition module" and "starter coil" interchangeably.

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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2015, 10:55:36 pm »
The pull rope is referred to as the starter recoil.   The spark to the plug is generated by the ignition coil, magneto assembly.   So which one did you replace so we can better understand your situation and get you running again.   

There is also a small wire that comes off the coil that goes to the kill switch.   Make sure that wire is not pinched any where or grounding out to the saw some where.

I would also take the plug out put the spark plug wire on it and set it sideways on top of the cylinder and pull the rope and see if you have spark.   I would not take any body's word on what is wrong.
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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2015, 10:59:59 pm »
I would also try a different spark plug and put the gap at .025".
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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2015, 10:54:06 am »
Thanks! I have so far replaced the ignition coil (the module that sits next to the fly wheel and sends charge to the spark plug), the wire to the kill switch, and the plug. I have removed the plug, attached it to the coil, and pulled the rope... there is spark. Cleaned the carb, checked to be sure fuel line was not pinched. Tried starter fluid, tried placing a spoonful of fuel in the cylinder; nothing... Given all that, would checking the gap on the plug and the gap between the coil and the flywheel make a difference?

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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2015, 11:38:21 am »
Yes. How did you gap the ignition coil when you installed it?
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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2015, 01:22:16 pm »
I didn't gap it... ignorance was bliss. Just saw a video on that today; use a business between coil and flywheel, tighten coil attachment screws, then remove card... is that right?

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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2015, 01:53:52 pm »
Yep all I use is a business card with coil loose. Turn till coil sucks into magnets and tighten coil. Remove card. Giver her a try.
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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2015, 10:57:03 pm »
Set the gaps on the plug and the coil, and it at least tried to turn over once, which is more than it's done up to this point, but nothing more. Next step?

 

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