I have checked the filter. changed the fuel. It has very little run time because I have had trouble with it from day one. when I pull the rope it is very hard and I have replaced the pissy plastic piece three times. I think your products are trash.Can you help me,This seams to be a common problem with the 46cc 20 inch model. Maybe you should return all the people who bought this piece of **** their money. just to keep your custoners, because I may never by another product with polan written on it.
I would go to Poulan Directly and Voice your Complaint with them, they might make it right with You... You can Contact them at: Handheld (Chainsaws, Trimmers, Blowers, Edgers)
1.800.554.6723 or Via email/request form: http://www.poulan.com/poulanpro/contactUs.do Good Luck!
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The odds are the fuel went bad or water has gotten into the tank during the two years of inactivity. Drain the fuel tank and fill with fresh fuel. Also, you may want to change the spark plug (just in case since it's inexpensive) and the oil. Once these are accomplished it should fire right up. Hope this helps!
out here where I live and work we have 3 of those gens and when I have that same problem it is usually cause by a couple things -- the best thing to do is a full service and cover all your bases,
change the spark plug, change the oil, remove and clean the exhaust flame arrestor, and the most important thing to check is for water in the carburetor and in the fuel tank AND in the very bottom of the fuel tank is a small inline filter to clean ( you will need to remove the tank to clean this one -- it is stuffed inside the fuel line iteself,, but is very important to clean and clear ). after all this is done - the generator should be running great, if you have any other questions about this generator, please feel to ask.
have a great day,
check air filter clean it and shoot it with a little starter fluid. check fule mix-may be too rich. has fuel been left in it along time? change fuel just in case. Also is chain too tight? let it run a few minutes at idle then gradually in crease rpm's if still dies your carburetor may be plugged up with dirt or laquer residue from old fuel,how old is chainsaw?
Pour a little fuel mix in the plug hole and try for start--if pops several times, you have a fuel delivery problem. Check for a plugged fuel filter, air filter, and muffler. Check the condition of the fuel lines, particularly the line ends. Make sure the carburetor fasteners are tight. Does the primer bulb fill with fuel when pumped? Hope this helps!
The symptoms indicate lean running, so check the fuel filter for plugging and the fuel lines for decay or other damage. Husky seems be having troubles with our ethanol treated fuel and may require some warranty attention. We have a year old 435 Husky that would not start after about 3 days of excellent running--warranty replaced the carburetor which seems to have us working well now. Good luck!
After 3 years, the fuel lines may start to decay and the fuel filter in the tank is likely to be plugged. Check the air cleaner and muffler for plugging also. Remove the spark plug and check for spark which should be blue and snappy. If nothing, try a new plug gapped at 0.020". A properly running two-stroke plug should have a light to medium tan color on the interior insulator. A black insulator indicates an overly rich fuel mix or jet setting. A white insulator is either new or running too lean which will damage the piston and cylinder if allowed to continue to run. If you get spark, pour a little mixed fuel into the plug hole and try to start the engine. If you get a few pops, then concentrate on the carburetor and fuel feed. Does the primer bulb bring in fresh fuel when pumped? If not, is the bulb itself damaged or hardened? The primer is supposed to pull fuel through the filter, into the carburetor filling all spaces inside, then out to the primer pump and the excess returned to the tank through another line. Hope some of this helps!
Check your fuel lines for cracks it may be sucking air ,also make sure the fuel filter is still attached since they like to come off in the tank and then dirt gets in the carb,if thats the case replace your fuel lines and filter ,replace with fresh fuel (correct mixture ratio is a must). You may want to take the carb apart and clean out the small internal screen it has and look for any cracks in the diaphrams.You should also check your exhaust to make sure its clear of carbon build up.I repair saws , trimmers and many other 2 strokes and find most of the time its bad fuel lines and carbon in the exhaust port,but also alot of times I find damaged pistons and scored cylinders with very little compression.Good luck to you.
Have you changed the fuel filter of late? Snake it out of the fuel chamber with a little wire. Have you cleaned or replaced the air filter? Read the owner's manual, you can get one online at Makita's site in pdf form, even print it off. While you're at it, treat the saw to a new spark plug. (that's not the problem, but a little candy can go a long way). Finally, make sure everything's nice and clean, squirt a little carb cleaner in and around the carb. Read the manual again, esp the part about adjustments. Use a small screwdriver and go slow. It sure sounds like a fuel problem, I'll bet you a beer. Oh, yeah, wash out the fuel cap too, use the carb spay.