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Went to Mole Valley the other day and they had this machine on the rack. End of line and a good price, all built up. We've got a big Stihl brushcutter which can take a trimmer head but it's a pain to have to keep changing when I want to just do a bit of the lawn or a chicken pen. So I had it. Nice light machine. Ideal. Was looking at cheapo ones but thought a Husky would at least avoid issues with exploding trimmer spools etc. which I've had with Draper and the like.

 

Anyway, get it home and it runs like a pig. 50:1 as specified and not the fuel as I've run it through saws and the other cutter recently. Won't idle and seems to be straining to rev all the time. I did a session with it and it did seem to get a little faster to rev near the end but as soon as I released the throttle, it died.

 

My immediate thought was that the guy who built it for display had missed something but in the manual it just says to whack on the head and the handle. The engine is fully built.

 

Any ideas before I take it back? The tank was empty so I don't think it's been run before and surely it should come out of the factory ready to go? It's almost like it's running too rich or something.

 

I know it's a bottom of the range machine but that's kind of what I wanted. Just a cheapo do whack the nettles around the edge of the lawn that was light and quiet but of decent quality.

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probably just needs a tune. mole valley will not have pdi'd it except screw on the trimmer head and guard. it will meed to go back either to them to sort out unless u know someone who is handy at tuning a machine.

 

it will have limiter caps so these will need to be pulled back to adjust to a richer setting.

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It sound to me as if you running it with the choke out.

 

Read the operators manual and check the start , stop,run and choke controls.

 

If in doubt pop in to Devon Garden Machinery on your way up to Heathfield because MVF won't have a clue:001_rolleyes:

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It sound to me as if you running it with the choke out.

 

Read the operators manual and check the start , stop,run and choke controls.

 

If in doubt pop in to Devon Garden Machinery on your way up to Heathfield because MVF won't have a clue:001_rolleyes:

 

 

Why did I write D.G.M ?:blushing:

 

I meant Shinnersbridge garden machinery at Dartington,next to Totnes and South Hams Tyres.They are Husqvarna.:thumbup1:

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