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Poor performance at hi revs on poulan 3314

Poulan 3314 4 weeks old starts great idles fine, problem is when im on full throtle and cutting it will die and and splutter and miss and then stop.
when it is not under load it revs fine. It will cut through 16" wood but it must not go over 3/4 throtle when it will die.
It is about 0 to -15 air temp any ideas?

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    poulan pro 4218avx starts fine bout dies when you rev it up

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Try turning the high idle screw out 1/8 to 1/4 turn refer to your manuel for the location of this screw.

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