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Poulan chain saw P3314

Saw will not start. Have emptied all gas and started with fresh mix. Also changed spark plug with new and pre-gapped. New air filter. Have cleaned contacts of flywheel and housing with electronics cleaner to remove any oil or dirt that may be there. Have gone through the starting sequince with the bulb primer, etc. Am now at wits end and the thing will still not start.

have done the following:
fresh gas mix-dumped all old gas
changed spark plug with pre-gapped new plug
changed air filter with new
cleaned contacts on flywheel and saw-sprayed with electronics cleaner to remove dirt and oil, etc. looks clean.
have gone through starting proceedures, ie. pump bulb, full choke, half choke, no choke.
still this saw will not start.
was cutting log when saw quit. thought it just got to worm and let it sit a while and has not started since.
sure need help on this.

the old ignition number is 530039198 and MA-15. The new ignition number is 530052277 and MA-24. Are these two units compatible for the same saw? I bought the new one from a dealer that pulled this from the web site but with the difference in part numbers i'm not sure whether or not these are comparable with each other.

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2009

    I have the same problem. I put in a new carb. I got it started a few times but shut off after 5 to 7 seconds. Perhaps it is my ignition switch. Where is it located in the saw?


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According to Sear "Manufacturer authorized substitution: 530052277 may differ in appearance, but is a functional equivalent to prior parts including 530039198." I'm going to try cleaning any elctrical contacts n the flywheel assy first then if thatoes't do it I'll order the ignition module. Mine will eventualy start but I'm having to pullit about 30 times, literally, and I wke up durng the night my arms aches so badly! Pullthe top cover and the module is a the end of the spark lug wire. Looks like it's only held in with a couple of screws.

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Pull the muffler off and check if the piston is scored,if it is you need to replace the piston and cylinder.

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