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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2015, 11:16:09 pm »
Is the plug wet with fuel?
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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2015, 09:17:15 am »
How is compression?  Might want to remove muffler and check for scoring

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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2015, 10:13:54 pm »
Removed the plug: yes, wet with fuel. Removed the muffler: yes, there does appear to be scoring...

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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2015, 11:16:31 pm »
Removed the plug: yes, wet with fuel. Removed the muffler: yes, there does appear to be scoring...

Hmmm dealer said coil and never pulled muffler?  Just wow.
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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2015, 08:16:58 am »
Yep. Lesson learned.
I bought a new saw; I'm just curious to see if I can fix this one and have it for back-up. Would I need to replace the piston?

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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2015, 09:35:00 am »
Pics of piston? 

I have saved some ugly scored pistons in past.  But a 141 piston probably can be found used cheap.

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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2015, 03:22:04 pm »
In  my experience some of the small bore pistons are cheap enough just to replace for good measure.  But if not scored or scratched to bad, the larger bores can be salvadged to save a few bucks if money is an issue.  Just got to know when to draw the line, same as with the cylinders.

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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2015, 12:32:37 pm »
Thanks All! Stay tuned - it's going to take me a few days to get back to this project and get that piston out. I'll send pics ASAP!
In the meantime, I'm puzzled as to why this thing started with one pull and ran just fine until I replaced the chain brake... is it possible that I could get it started again by making some carb adjustments? Is that what's causing the plug to get soaked?
If I CAN get it started, could the scoring on the piston explain why the chain was "bogging down" in the first place?
UPDATE: for $%^#s and giggles I tried adjusting carb settings... started right up, but won't run when throttled up. Will keep looking for resources on carb adjustments. Any recommendations?

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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2015, 09:51:03 am »
If you need a piston, I will give you one for shipping costs.
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Re: Husqvarna 141 won't start
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2015, 10:32:38 am »
I had a feeling that as soon as you figured out you had spark and fuel that the compression was low.
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