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Poulan 245a hard to start and keep running.

I have a Poulan 245a chain saw, its a 72 or 74 cc and is very strong motor. However, the engine is hard to start and cuts off after some work about 15 min of work. I cannot find a user guide for it. What could be the problem. I have replaced the carb and put a carb kit on it. I was told to check the exhaust port for blockage. My concern is the points and condenser. It does not have a primer bulb for the carb.

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You will need to follow the chart attached to determine why the saw is having issues.

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SOURCE: 38 cc Poulan Chain Saw

Since You weren't Model Specific...I assumed you meant a Poulan Pro 38cc, here's a Contact Site for OEM Manuals:

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SOURCE: poulan 221 pro 40cc chainsaw that needs a fuel

A typical fuel system and a couple of tips can be found here:

Poulan PP221 Gas Chain Saw Type 4 IPL link (may not be your saw):
All fuel components are listed.

If not your saw yours can be found here:
The dash number of your serial number is the type.

If you need additional help or have questions please reply below and I will get back to you. HTH

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SOURCE: Primer bulb-carb routing

It should be like this.

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Thank you for using FixYa and Good Luck. HTH

Posted on Apr 10, 2010

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SOURCE: Just replaced fuel lines and

Line from fuel filter goes directly into the inlet of the carburetor and the line from the snap in bulb that is marked "in" attaches to the other outlet connector on the carb. Last is the long side of the bulb goes to the return on the gas tank. The snap in bulb sucks the gas but not directly from the filter hose, it does this through the carb as if it were trying to not only **** in the fuel but also removing the air trapped in the carb. You'll notice that the bulb has a **** side and a discharge side, and the **** side goes directly to the carb outlet connector. I tried to make this a clear as possible, and I hope it helps.

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SOURCE: my Poulan 3500 chain saw will not start

3500 poulan runs and secand stop

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