I am having major problems with my Husqvarna 268 this year. Never had a problem with it in years past, until I get the chain sharpened this year and need it for a big project! That's probably the cause.
I spend about 30 minutes getting it started once. Once I do, I shut it off and it will not restart. To start it, I usually have to turn the saw upside down with the plug out and pull the cord 15-20 times. Then I can start it with about 3/4 chock and NO throttle. I get about 2-3 times to try to start it from here. If it doesn't start, I have to start all over.
I have tried playing with the carb adjustments. Factory default is 1 turn. I think it is flooding so I went to 2/3 of a turn (which seems to be running good when its going).
I did a compression test and its about 160 psi. There is no decompression valve and is extremely hard to pull the first time due to the high compression. After that it gets a lot easier, which I don't understand why. The only time it has started is right away when its very tough to pull the starter cord.
I cleaned the carb last night, but didn't find anything gummed up. Its still apart and not sure what else I should look at. I have tried multiple spark plugs. I replaced the generator coil as the spark was originally weak. Now its fine with new coil.
Any ideas. I feel like its "flooding" but I don't know how. I'm not even giving it any throttle. I used to have to "latch" the throttle mid way and choke it and it would start right up.