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Poulan wild thing will not start

Getting spark,gas and compression is fine.been working on it for three days and had it running once for about two minutes any suggestions

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  • camaro_hodge Jan 20, 2009

    Model 2375 - having exactly the same problem, and it is day two for me. I replaced fuel lines and cleaned the carb. I am getting fire. I can get it to start for 5 seconds, but then it dies. I can spray it with either and it will start for 5 seconds and then die. Any ideas would be appreciated.

  • viperpier Jan 25, 2009

    i do not know anything at all about saws,but i am kindoff handy. i took the carb off and replaced the gasket with the round metel circle. got me what it is i may assume fuel pump maybe and then i found out what to set the low high setting at or close and it started then started tunning the best i could. today i cut 2 truckloads of wood with it.



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Check the fuiel filter in the gas tank, it might be dirty, or need to be replaced

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