Husqvarna ST 324 Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Husqvarna ST 324 Snow Blower, you are not alone. Many Husqvarna ST 324 owners experience issues with their snow blower from time to time, and it can be frustrating to deal with these problems.

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Husqvarna ST 324 Snow Blower Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Husqvarna ST 324:

The Husqvarna ST 324 does not start

Cause Solution
  • The safety ignition key is not inserted
  • Insert the safety ignition key
  • The product is out of fuel
  • Fill the fuel tank with fresh, clean gasoline
  • The ON/OFF key is OFF
  • Move the ON/OFF key to the ON position
  • The choke is in the OFF (CLOSE) position
  • Move the choke to the ON (FULL, OPEN) position
  • The primer is not depressed
  • Press the primer
  • The engine is flooded
  • Wait a few minutes before restarting, DO NOT prime.
  • Restart the engine while full throttle and the choke in the OFF (CLOSE) position.
  • The spark plug cable is not connected
  • Connect the cable to the spark plug.
  • The spark plug is bad
  • Replace the spark plug.
  • There is water in the fuel or the fuel is too old
  • Empty the fuel tank and carburetor. Fill the fuel tank with fresh, clean gasoline
  • There is vapor locked in the fuel line.
  • Make sure that all the fuel line is below the outlet of the fuel tank. The fuel line should run continuously down from the fuel tank to the carburetor
  • Other causes.
  • Inspect the starting procedures carefully in this manual.
  • The fuel switch (if equipped) is in CLOSE (OFF) position
  • Turn the fuel switch to the OPEN (ON) position
  • The throttle is in the STOP position
  • Move the throttle to the FAST position

The Husqvarna ST 324 decreased power

Cause Solution
  • The spark plug cable is not connected.
  • Connect the cable to the spark plug
  • The product throws too much snow
  • Decrease the speed and the width of the swath
  • The fuel tank cap is covered with ice or snow
  • Remove the ice and the snow on and around the fuel tank cap
  • The muffler is dirty or clogged
  • Clean or replace the muffler.
  • Improper cable length.
  • Adjust the cable
  • The muffler is blocked.
  • Make sure that the engine is cool. Clear the blockage
  • The air intake of the carburetor is blocked
  • Make sure that the engine is cool. Clear the blockage.

The Husqvarna ST 324 decreased power

Cause Solution
  • The spark plug cable is not connected.
  • Connect the cable to the spark plug
  • The product throws too much snow
  • Decrease the speed and the width of the swath
  • The fuel tank cap is covered with ice or snow
  • Remove the ice and the snow on and around the fuel tank cap
  • The muffler is dirty or clogged
  • Clean or replace the muffler.
  • Improper cable length.
  • Adjust the cable

The Husqvarna ST 324 engine idles or runs roughly

Cause Solution
  • The choke is in the ON (FULL, OPEN) position
  • Move the choke to the OFF (CLOSE) position
  • The fuel line is blocked.
  • Clean the fuel line.
  • There is water in the fuel or the fuel is too old.
  • Empty the fuel tank and carburetor. Fill the fuel tank with fresh, clean gasoline.
  • The carburetor needs to be replaced
  • Contact an authorized service center.
  • The belt is stretched
  • Replace the auger v-belt

The Husqvarna ST 324 Excessive vibration / Handle movement

Cause Solution
  • Some parts are loose. The augers are damaged.
  • Tighten all fasteners. Replace the damaged parts. If vibration remains, contact an authorized service center.
  • The handles are not positioned correctly
  • Make sure that the handles are locked into position
  • The adjustment lever nuts are loose.
  • Tighten the nuts until the handle feels safe

The Husqvarna ST 324 starter rope handle is hard to pull

Cause Solution
  • The starter rope handle is frozen
  • Slowly pull out as much rope out of the starter as possible and release the starter rope handle. If the engine does not start, repeat the procedure or use the electrical starter
  • The starter rope is interfering with the components
  • The starter rope should not touch any cables or hoses.

The Husqvarna ST 324 Loss of traction drive/slowing of drive speed loss of snow discharge or slowing of snow discharge

Cause Solution
  • The belt slips. Adjust the cable.
  • Adjust the belt.
  • The belt is worn.
  • Check/replace the belt. Adjust the pulley
  • The belt is off the pulley.
  • Check/reinstall the belt. Adjust the pulley
  • The chute deflector is clogged.
  • Clean the chute deflector.
  • Foreign objects clog the augers.
  • Remove the debris or the foreign object from the augers
  • The shear pin is broken.
  • Replace the broken shear pin
  • Excessive snow and ice build-up in between track components
  • Remove snow and ice build-up from in between track components.
  • The friction drive wheel is worn.
  • Contact an authorized service center.
  • There is water in the fuel or the fuel is too old
  • Let the friction disc dry

The Husqvarna ST 324 Failure of auger rotation after the grip is released

Cause Solution
  • The drive belt is not aligned. `
  • Adjust the belt.
  • The discharge deflector is not aligned
  • Adjust the discharge deflector

The Husqvarna ST 324 lights are not on (if so equipped)

Cause Solution
  • The engine is not running `
  • Start the engine
  • The cable connection is loose.
  • Check the cable connections at the engine and the lights
  • The LED is burnt out.
  • Replace the LED light module. Individual LEDs can not be replaced.

The Husqvarna ST 324 chute rotator is difficult to move

Cause Solution
  • There is debris in the chute rotator mechanism `
  • Clean the internal parts of the chute rotator mechanism
  • The cables are kinked or damaged
  • Make sure that the cables are not kinked. Replace the cables that are damaged.

The Husqvarna ST 324 turns to one side

Cause Solution
  • The tire pressure is not equal.`
  • Adjust the tire pressure and fill the tire
  • The product drives with only one wheel.
  • Inspect the tire lock pin
  • Uneven sled adjustment.
  • Adjust the skid plates and the sledge
  • Uneven skid plates adjustment
  • Adjust the skid plates and the sledge

Husqvarna ST 324 Replacement Parts

How to Diagnose and Repair a Husqvarna ST 324

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