Question about Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"
If you removed the cover to replace the chain and you are trying to reinstall the cover and it won't slide all the way in, it's because the metal brake inside that plastic cover is still in the BRAKE position. Hold the cover in your hand, and move the brake handle over to release the metal brake. Hope this is what you were looking for.
Posted on Mar 03, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: carb rpl and adjustment
you have 2 screws marked H and L. With the engine running, turn the L (low) screw for best idle. Then for the H (high) screw, Hold at full throttle, turn screw, and listen for smothest and fastest revs.
Posted on Apr 28, 2010
K, I just looked at their site for another reason but they indicate that you need to make sure of the fuel, the on/off switch and also the spark plug (which I have personally seen) and dirty or clogged fuel lines. If you need to view the manual for the troubleshooting you can go to Poulanpro.com or call 1-800-554-6723. Good luck and let me know if you need more help
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
SOURCE: chain sprocket
I looked at a breakdown for the 42CC not sure if the same one or not but it appears that the chain sprocket is held on by an Eclip and behind that a flat washer. If this doesn't look like yours give me the model number and I will research another breakdown
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
SOURCE: 18"poulan chainsaw
Start at 1.5 CCW form lightly seated then tune for performance like this:
Carburetor Adjustment by Madsens.com
CW is leaner; to lean will destroy the saw. If over tightened closed (CW) the adjustment screw faces are easily marred; marred adjustments are difficult to impossible to set properly.
Clean the air filter; adjusting with a dirty filter can cause a run lean condition once cleaned and the saw run.
There are 2 wav (sound - idle & full – may not be highlighted) files that I find most helpful, I think you will too.
I think your starting procedure may be the cause of flooding. Flooded is the #1 cause of hard starts in 2-cycle engines. Read carefully the recommended start in your manual. most miss the second note. It should be similar to this (read 3, read it again):
Warm start in the manual says 1/2 choke BS. Close choke, (sets fast idle) open choke, pull rope.
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
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