A Husqvarna chainsaw is convenient for trimming limbs and disposing of felled trees on your property. An efficient chainsaw allows you to work without turning the saw on and off the entire time you are working. It should idle at a smooth speed without the chain rotating on the chain bar when the throttle is not engaged. If your Husqvarna saw won't idle it is due to low engine speed and requires adjusting the carburetor idle adjustment screw.

Step 1

Place the chainsaw on the ground. The chain bar is angled upwards slightly. With the chainsaw on the ground you can adjust the idle with the saw running.

Step 2

Locate the idle adjustment screw on the left side of the chainsaw near the pull rope. The screw is right above the carburetor housing.

Step 3

Start the chain chain and let it run for five minutes. If it is necessary to continually press on the throttle trigger to keep the saw running, the idle is not properly adjusted.

Step 4

Turn the idle adjustment screw clockwise 1/4 turn with a flat-head screwdriver to increase the engine speed. Release the throttle trigger and allow the saw to idle. If the saw begins to sputter, turn the idle screw clockwise until the engine runs smooth and the chain does not move.