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How do you install chain brake on Poulan 42cc??

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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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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

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SOURCE: My poulan chain saw will not start 42cc 14

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

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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

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SOURCE: Poulan Pro 42cc Just Won't Cut It

The chain is directional, only cuts one way. If a new chain won't cut, it must be on backwards.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 18"poulan chainsaw

Start at 1.5 CCW form lightly seated then tune for performance like this:
Carburetor Adjustment by Madsens.com
http://www.madsens1.com/saw%20carb%20tune.htm
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.
Start Procedure
Cold:

  1. Ignition on/off to on
  2. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  3. Pull (close) choke, set fast idle (done when choke closed on some saws); pull starter and listen for an attempt to start. once heard (usually two pulls; no more than 4).
  4. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release.
  5. Push (open) choke pull starter until it starts (usually first pull).
Warm:
  1. Ignition on/off to on
  2. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  3. Pull (close) choke, set fast idle (done when choke closed on some saws) – Do not pull with choke closed.
  4. Push (open) choke, pull starter until it starts (usually first pull).
If you still have trouble reply as you did before. I will get back to you. HTH
Lou

Posted on Feb 19, 2010

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