Why is my Husqvarna chainsaw smoking?

An abundance of smoke emanating from the engine often indicates that an excessive amount of oil has been introduced into the oil and gasoline mixture that powers the chain saw. Empty the fuel tank of all the oil and fuel mixture and fill the tank with the newly mixed fuel and oil before using the chain saw again.

It isn’t normal for a chainsaw to smoke, but if it does happen it can be the result of the chainsaw overheating, the fuel mix containing too much oil, or the chain either not being sharp enough or not getting enough lubrication. In short, a smoking chainsaw is a sure sign that something isn’t right.

Subsequently, question is, how do you know when a chainsaw bar is bad? If you find your bar has excess wear on its heel and in the area behind its nose, this may be a sign you are running your chain too loose. Without adequate tension, the chain does not pull itself straight after it rounds the tip or drive sprocket.

Similarly, why is my Husqvarna chainsaw overheating?

Chainsaw engines run at high temperatures, usually in the summer, so they can quickly overheat. The cylinder and starter both contain air intake areas that pull cool outside air into the engine when it’s running. If dust, wood chips or other material blocks these systems, the engine will start to overheat.

Why does my chainsaw chain dull so quickly?

You may be putting to steep of an angle on the cutters, which will dull quickly. You’re rakers may be too far down, which will contribute to a quick dulling chain. You may be cutting dirty wood. You may be slightly touching the ground with the tip of the bar.

Can you put a chainsaw blade on backwards?

Unfortunately the chain will go on either way, but if you put it on backwards, it will not cut. Remember, when holding the chainsaw, the cutting portion of the blade should be facing away from you, traveling from the back of the chainsaw to the front tip of the chainsaw.

How tight should a chainsaw chain be?

A properly-tensioned chainsaw chain should still be just a little loose on the chainsaw guide bar, but the chain needs to be tight enough that you can’t pull the drive links out of the bar nose.

What chainsaw chain cuts the fastest?

Fastest cutting is Square ground chisel chain such as the Oregon CJ & CK. This chain is sharpened with a square, not round file and is not something most, non professional folks mess with.

What causes a chainsaw to cut in a curve?

Check the size of the top plates, which sit on the longer sections of each tooth on the chain. These top plates should be the same size. If some are shorter than others, file the longer ones down to match. Keep the same angle on all the top plates as you file — angles that don’t match also can cause curved cutting.

How often should I replace my chainsaw chain?

Chainsaw Chain Life Expectancy: When to Sharpen or Replace A chainsaw chain can last for 5+ years with frequent use. Here’s what you should do to check if your chain can be safely sharpened again: When to sharpen with a file guide: a good rule of thumb, is to give your chain a 1-2 swipes with the file guide every time you fuel up.

Why is my Homelite chainsaw smoking?

If your Homelite chain saw starts to produce smoke or won’t start up again right after being used, it may be overheating. When the motor is too hot, it can become permanently damaged, and if the bar and chain get too hot, the chain can come off, creating a dangerous situation.

Why won’t my chainsaw cut straight?

Most of the time when a saw won’t cut straight, it’s caused by a problem with the saw chain. It seem logical a bent bar would cause this, because it is is what guides the chain. If they find a little bend in the bar, they figure they’ve found the problem. Some will straighten the bar, others will replace it.

Why does my chainsaw keeps shutting off?

This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the chainsaw engine to stall. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner. The fuel filter might be clogged. A clogged fuel filter is often caused by leaving old fuel in the chainsaw.

Can you overheat a chainsaw?

Yes, chainsaws can overheat but it shouldn’t happen under normal conditions. If the engine is running too hard or if it doesn’t get sufficient ventilation or lubrication it can quickly overheat, which can lead to malfunction.

Why does my Poulan chainsaw keeps cutting off?

This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the chainsaw engine to stall. If the carburetor is clogged, try cleaning it with carburetor cleaner. If cleaning the carburetor isn’t effective, rebuild or replace the entire carburetor. A clogged fuel filter is often caused by leaving old fuel in the chainsaw.

Why is my chainsaw blowing white?

While black smoke is caused by the burning of more fuel than air, blue or white smoke is generally caused by the burning of excess oil. Often times this color of smoke is caused by a blown head gasket, a worn cylinder or worn rings, or an inoperative crankcase breather, all of which will need help from a professional.

Why does my chainsaw burn the wood?

If the oil pump for the bar oil is not pumping oil on to the bar it will cause the chain and the bar to get very hot. If this is happening, it may cause the wood to burn.