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.

970 Drive Belt 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

Innovations that keep you going

Here are some examples of our many innovative solutions that will keep you working longer without any unnecessary and costly service breaks.
Long service intervals

5.4 Husqvarna service

Husqvarna service

At your service around the world

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.

At Husqvarna Service Centres you can always expect to meet service-minded and 
knowledgeable staff who provide world-class service, support and business solutions 
designed around you. That’s how we offer problem-free ownership with maximum uptime. 
It means you can focus on your business, your clients and your staff. With a broad 
supplier and long-term service partner like Husqvarna, you get one point of contact for 
all your equipment. To put it simply, you get everything at one place. 
To be able to offer fast and correct service and repair at our service centres, we have 
developed a state-of-the-art process that uses the latest technology. This is a cornerstone 
in our goal to provide you with the best service experience in the business.

5.5 Changing the drive belt

5 970Change 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. Turn the belt tensioner to the “0" position to release the tension.
  2. Loosen the three nuts on the front belt guard completely and remove the front belt guard. For the K 970 16" there is a screw holding the belt guard that must be loosen and removed.
  3. Loosen the two screws holding the rear belt guard and remove the belt guard.
  4. Change the belt and set tensioner to position “1”
  5. Tighten the two screws to the rear belt guard
  6. Tighten the three nuts on the front belt guard finger tight.
  7. Wiggle the blade guard up and down 3-5 times.
  8. Tighten the three nuts with the combination spanner.

5.6 Tensioning the drive belt

  1. Loosen the three nuts on the front belt guard one turn counter clockwise.
  2. Wiggle the blade guard up and down 3-5 times.
  3. Tighten the three nuts again with the combination spanner.

5.7 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 clean the filter compartment area from dust.
  4. Loosen the plastic screw on top of the filter by hand.
  5. Remove the filter and dispose it.
  6. Install a new air filter. Always use Husqvarna original parts.
  7. Tighten the filter screw all the way down by hand.
  8. Put the filter cover back again and tighten screws.

    1. Loosen the three screws on the filter cover and remove it.
    2. loosen the two screws beside the filter
    3. remove the filter holder complete with the filter
    4. Remove the filter by pressing the locksteps on the side of the filter.
    5. Never claen the air filter with compressed air or a vaccum cleaner! This will damage the filter.
    6. Usa a vaccum cleaner to clean the filter compartment area from dust.
    7. Insert a new filter in the filter holder and make sure it snaps in place. Always use Husqvarna original parts.
    8. Install the filter holder with the filter in the machine again and tighten the two screws.
    9. Put the filter cover back again and tighten the three screws.

    5.8 Changing the fuel filter

    1. Loosen the fuel cap and remove by pull it out. Make sure the fuel tank is empty.
    2. Use the service tool to hook the fuel hose with the fuel filter end.
    3. Pull back the metal ring and remove the filter. A clogged fuel filter can not be cleaned.
    4. Install a new filter and pull over the metal ring.
    5. Pull the fuel filter with hose in the fuel tank and reinstall the fuel cap.