Husqvarna Weed Eater Dies When I Give It Gas[Solved]

Husqvarna weed eater owners face an issue with their old weed eater that is it won’t start and maybe dies When they are trying to give it gas.

A weed eater is not a cheap device. It often faces some issues and this is because of poor maintenance, avoiding timely cleaning, and some parts getting damaged due to prolong use.

The last reason needs a total replacement of the damaged part and in some cases, you have to buy a new weed eater.

But the good news is…

Most problems of a weed eater malfunctioning can be solved by some simple troubleshooting on your own without paying lots of money to the mechanic.

Here in this article, I’ve covered some very common problems and their quick solutions so without further ado let’s get started…

Troubleshooting Husqvarna Weed Eater Dies When I Give It Gas

The most common problem in this scenario is when your weed eater won’t start and dies when giving it gas. One possible reason for this problem may be its engine doesn’t get enough fuel and air.

At first, we troubleshoot its fuel system and airflow mechanism.

Check The Fuel System

The quality of fuel matters a lot and it directly affects the life of your weedeater engine. Try to use a fuel in which ethanol is mixed according to the prescribed standard which should not exceed 10%.

Sometimes fuel lines need replacement because they are clogged due to the bad quality of fuel.

Fuel Line Replacement

This process is very easy and it will take a few minutes the whole process.

  1. First remove the cover that is located at the front of the fuel tank, for this you have to remove its two screws.
  2. After removing the cover you have to detach the two fuel lines from the carburetor. This will remove the fuel tank from the assembly.
  3. Now Remove the fuel lines from the fuel tank and replace them with the new ones.

Check The Fuel Filter

Sometimes due to a clogged fuel filter, the engine doesn’t get enough amount of fuel supply and this would be a reason your Husqvarna weed eater dies at full throttle.

Clean Or Replace The Fuel Filter

Identify the condition of the fuel filter and clean it properly with some kind of sprayer. After that wipe it off with a cloth. If you find that the fuel filter is worn out, replace it with a new one.

Check The Primer Bulb

The primer bulb injects the fuel inside the engine and starts the combustion reaction. This process starts when the engine is off. Sometimes the Primer bulb gets rotted or damaged.

Examine the condition of the Primer bulb carefully because it would be the main reason your Husqvarna weed eater dies when giving it gas. Replace it if you find it is damaged.

Check The Air Filter

The air filter allows fresh air enters the carburetor during the combustion process. When the engine starts and the fuel supply begins, it mixed up with the air in some ratio and starts the combustion process, and that way it helps to run the weedeater.

Check if the air filter of your Husqvarna weedeater is in working condition or not. Sometimes it requires cleaning but if it is damaged replace it immediately to fix the issue.

Check The Exhaust Screen of Your Husqvarna

You will find the exhaust screen in the carburetor just below the cover of your Husqvarna weedeater. The exhaust screen throws burnt gases outside the engine and also prevents the emission of flammable big particles from the engine.

If the exhaust screen is clogged, it would impact the performance and reduce the power of the engine and also cause the engine to die when giving gas to your Husqvarna weedeater.

Solution: Clean the Exhaust Screen by using a carburetor sprayer, it will remove all the stuck dust particles and after a thorough cleaning, your weedeater would work again as earlier.

Check If There is Any Problem With The Carburetor

A carburetor is one of the main components of your weedeater that makes the combustion process possible inside the two stock engines of your Husqvarna weedeater. Normally Carburetor ensures that the fuel and air enter the engine at the right ratio to start the combustion process.

Sometimes your gasoline-based weedeater won’t start or die when giving it gas because of a clogged carburetor.

Sometimes you face two main problems with your Husqvarna weedeater…

  1. Husqvarna weedeater starts then dies
  2. Husqvarna weedeater runs then dies

The reason might be the clogged carburetor.

Reasons behind the carburetor becoming clogged

When the fuel does not burn properly then it remains inside the carburetor and with the passage of time its components vaporized, and a sticky and waste fuel clogged the carburetor.

Solution: Now you have two solutions to this problem:

  • Clean the carburetor
  • Replace it

You can clean the carburetor with the carburetor cleaning kit, but in some cases, cleaning is not a solution when it gets rusted or damaged. In this case, you have to replace it with the new one.

Check The Choke of Your Weedeater

Most people face a very common issue with their weedeater that is…

Their Weedeater Dies When It Gets Hots!

The problem would be with the choke system. The choke system helps to start the engine when it gets cold. Many of us have experienced that we have to rotate the choke when we try to start our weedeater in the morning, We need to ON the choke to prevent air intake from the outside, and this way the engine starts with an adequate combination of fuel and air that helps in the combustion process.

A mechanical plate closes and opens the door of the choke automatically by identifying the engine temperature. If this mechanism won’t work properly then you need to fix it to make the engine works.

Some other Issues in Husqvarna WeedEater

How To Fix Husqvarna weed eater pull cord won’t pull?

This is also a problem that irritates a lot most weed-eater users. The problem may be in the recoil mechanism that needs to be fixed. In some cases, a stuck cord would be free by pulling it with some extra effort.
Solution: First you have to access the recoil assembly that is not easy because you have to disassemble the whole engine housing to access this part.
After successful disassembly, check if the spring is broken or not because in most cases a broken spring doesn’t allow to pull off the cord. Simply change it and the problem will be solved.


If you want that your Husqvarna weedeater works efficiently then you have to do proper cleaning of its parts once a month.

A weedeater is not a difficult machine. It has very few parts that can be easily detached. You can clean them by using any normal sprayer that you can buy from any automobile shop.

Here, in this article, I’ve listed all the possible reasons and their quick solutions that can help to solve some most common problems in a few steps.

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Harry Walter is here, I'm a passionate writer of home guides, backyard, and garage problems, and have been doing this for a couple of years. I love to share simple solutions for your home and backyard problems.

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