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    Default husky 576 kill switch not working

    It was intermittent for a bit but now it won't shut off at all. Choke to kill.

    The saw is less than 6 months old, is kept clean in carb area regularly with air. No wires appear to be damaged or disconnected.

    What say you saw wrenchers? I don't want to drive 25 miles to dealer for something he can probably fix in 5 minutes and if I knew what i was doing could probably fix in 15 minutes.

    Thanks!
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    Husqv kill switches have always been weak. I buy them a half dozen at a time for my 372's. I've tried fixing a few but it's difficult to get the little metal tabs bent just right to make contact at the correct position. And the casing is plastic and not designed to be taken apart and reassembled. I don't own any 576 saws but I'm guessing they are similar.

    However I have been successful in fixing the bad kill switches on the Stihl MS150. On those the ground screw comes loose and strips out. On my last one I extended the wire and put an eyelet on it connected to a different ground screw. Works perfect now.
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    I haven't run huskys for decades but when I did my experience was as Brian described. The switch itself was crap. Replace it.

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    The "switch" is basically just a lever. The electric part of the system is down the line from the lever. Dang. Dealer. Waaaaa

    Thanks for the info though
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    Odd they'd be so stupid to cut corners on that important trivial shit.

    Not if I was CEO.

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    Italian mortorcycle manufacturers did that for decades.
    Made really fine engines and skimped on the electronics.
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    Same as Skwerl , go through many cheap switches on my 372's. Now stock extras , but in a pinch you can split the cheapshit plastic and re-align the electrodes. I always wonder if I'm too hard on them , with all that starting and stopping.

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    Maybe that's why one feller tends to leave the saw idling for hours, in fear of croaking the kill switch. Or more likely because it's harder to re-start on a cold day!

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