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Re: Husqvarna 394 re: reply 13
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2013, 03:31:15 pm »
Have 2 394s in the shop that had no spark!

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remove the Husqvarna 394 (1992-01) ignition coil and sand the bottom of the coil. Also sand the mounting surface where the coils are attached to ensure a good and proper grounding of the ignition coil. Note: On some saws, the ignition coil bolts onto a plastic housing with a ground wire running to the cylinder or crankcase for a ground.

Tried the above from reply 13, then trickled a little gas in the intake....VIOLA....both saws started on the fourth or fifth pull. :o

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Re: Husqvarna 394
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2013, 05:30:19 pm »
I GOT SPARK i have no idea what i did i hadthe coil off before and lost the paper with the part number so had to pull it again to read the number. must not of been grounding thats a hundred bucks that i get to keep

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Hey Bill, Tim here! Have a look at my post prior to this one. You must have had a bad ground and removing the coil and putting it back got a better ground!

I looked closely at the 394 coil and it has the same number as some Italian coils used on the 268 saws! I will switch out the 394 coil ::) for a 268 and let everyone know what happens.

OK, so the 268 coil I tried works, it is off a late model 268 and is made by Ducati of Italy, has a red ground wire that grounds to one of the coil mounting bolts.

Also, it appears that husky wired the ground two different ways,
If the coil has a ground wire then the on/off switch is screwed to the carb box and only gets the blue wire connected to it
If the coil has no ground wire, then there is a short black ground wire that goes from the switch mounting screw to one of the bolts holding the carb box to the case of the saw.

I have now done it both ways depending on the coil and both work.

Lastly, before you think the coil is bad test the switch itself, I had one working yesterday and today no spark! Changed only the switch and all is well.
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Hope this helps everyone, I'm done for today and am off to drink a few beers and smoke a big fat cigar!!!!!


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Re: Husqvarna 394
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2013, 08:22:27 am »
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Re: Husqvarna 394
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2013, 04:09:47 pm »
Got a chance to really give the 394 a work out yesterday.
Friend had a nice size tree to take down.
He limbed it with his Husky 450, but used my 394 to put it on the ground.
I then cut it up into manageable pieces.
Took almost 2 tanks of gas. 
Had a little trouble starting it after the first refill, but it did start and ran great.

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Re: Husqvarna 394
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2013, 08:12:30 pm »
winland

I dont think it is it. But you could clean the area around your coil and remove and clean contact area too.  If the need raises.


Have 2 394s in the shop that had no spark!

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remove the Husqvarna 394 (1992-01) ignition coil and sand the bottom of the coil. Also sand the mounting surface where the coils are attached to ensure a good and proper grounding of the ignition coil. Note: On some saws, the ignition coil bolts onto a plastic housing with a ground wire running to the cylinder or crankcase for a ground.

Tried the above from reply 13, then trickled a little gas in the intake....VIOLA....both saws started on the fourth or fifth pull. :o

Ain't that just a beach! ;D
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« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2015, 04:56:06 pm »
What do you guys thing a running 394 in fair condition is worth. One is going to be at an auction coming up. And I am thinking about picking it up if I can. I was thinking somewhere around 300 but just what some other opinions.
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Re: 394
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2015, 06:59:14 pm »
$3-500 depending on condition

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Re: 394
« Reply #27 on: June 03, 2015, 08:29:12 pm »
Thank you. I hope I can get. Have wanted a big husky for a while now and this just might fit the budget.
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Re: 394
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2015, 04:38:05 pm »
Bought that 394xp tag says it is a 1999. Needs some work. Muffler is **** at the bottom bracket. Pto case is broken at the lower tank av mount. And last but not least it has no spark. Think it needs a coil. Checked gap. Plug wire,plug spring in the boot. Checked kill wire has a bare spot. Disconnected and still no spark. Magnets on flywheel are still magnetic no blue spots does have some rub marks. Also tried a different plug. Will post some pics later this evening. Other wise it looks pretty nice.
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Re: 394
« Reply #29 on: June 05, 2015, 04:39:05 pm »
Payed $280 for it plus I got 2 junk trimmers.
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