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5.1 General inspection


Regular checkpoints

These are the most important parts of your power cutter to inspect, to find out if any parts need to be tightened, cleaned, repaired or replaced.

General inspection

Check screws and bolts. Tighten them if necessary.

General inspection

Check the drive belt and, if necessary, tighten it.

General inspection

Check the spark plug. If it is defective, replace it.

General inspection

If you feel your machine losing power, replace the air filter.

General inspection

Test all controls. For instance, ensure that the throttle trigger doesn’t get stuck in the depressed position.

General inspection

Check that the blade guard is in good condition and is easily adjustable.

General inspection

Check the anti-vibration elements and make sure that they are in good condition.

5.2 External cleaning


External cleaning

Take good care of your power cutter.

Clean your power cutter when you’re finished for the day. Flush the machine with water and dry with a clean cloth.

5.3 Long service intervals


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5.4 Husqvarna service


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Even if you handle your power cutter correctly and maintain it daily, your machine still needs to be serviced periodically. Check the Operator’s Manual for recommended service intervals for your power cutter.

5.5 Changing the drive belt


The drive belt is exposed to wear and needs to be replaced occasionally; of course this depends on how much you use the power cutter. Watch the video above on how to change the drive belt or read the instructions to the right.
  1. Use your combination tool to loosen the adjuster screw and release the belt tension. Then release the two bar bolts.
  2. Unscrew the bolts and dismantle the front belt guard. Remove the loose bearing housing.
  3. Dismantle the rear belt guard by releasing the two screws holding the guard.
  4. Replace the drive belt. Always use Husqvarna original parts.
  5. Assemble all parts in reverse order.
  6. Finally, tension the belt and tighten the two bar bolts.

5.6 Changing the air filter


  1. Loosen the four screws on the filter cover and remove it.
  2. Never clean the air filter with compressed air or a vacuum cleaner! This will damage the filter.
  3. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust around and inside the filter area.
  4. Remove the used filter and dispose of it.
  5. Install a new filter. Always use Husqvarna original parts.
  6. Put the filter cover back on and tighten the screws.
    A loss of power indicates that you should check and probably replace the air filter. Watch the video above on how to change the air filter or read the instructions to the left.