After warming up the engine at part throttle for a couple of minutes, clear it out with a 3 second burst. Then idle the engine.. If the chain rotates, turn the idle speed screw to the left (CCW) until the chain stops.
Turn the LO NEEDLE slowly to the right (CW) to find the fastest engine speed. If this causes the chain to rotate, repeat idle screw adjustment to stop the chain from rotating.
High speed (with throttle wide open). Set needle 1-1/4 turns open, checking for smooth acceleration by opening the throttle wide for 3 seconds. If the saw stumbles, turn needle to the right (CW) 1/8 turn @ a time until smooth acceleration is obtained. Try a saw cut to see if adequate power is available. Continue making 1/8 turn adjustments (CW) until saw shows a power drop when asked to cut. (This indicates too lean a mixture setting.) Then, from the setting in step 3, turn the HIGH NEEDLE 1/4 turn to the left (CCW). Check the cutting ability of the saw again. This should be the best setting for your particular altitude, temp. and humidity conditions.
To pre-set before initally starting the saw, turn LOW and HIGH and IDLE screws in gently till each one just stops. Then turn each out (CCW) 1 - 1 - 1 1/4 turn.
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Check the plug and clean if needed. Prime with 1 teaspoon of gas or starting fluid into the cylinder through plug hole, replace plug and try again. Adjust carburetor to run properly at both low and high-end and idle.
Sounds like the low speed fuel adjustment is out of whack....you can reset it by turning it in all the way clockwise...then as a starting point, turn it out 1 and 1/2 times, start the engine and slowly adjust the screw until the engine starts to choke out..when this occurs, turn it back in until it starts to choke again...then you need to set it somewhere in between to find the "happy medium"....thew high speed screw is adjusted after you get the engine idling properly...if you haven't messed with this then I wouldn't worry about it..unless you have poor high speed operation, then you will need to set the high speed screw...the object here is to obtain the best low to high speed throttle...if , when you throttle up the saw, the engine bogs or goes to high speed slowly , here is where you adjust to get the best throttle response...use small increments until you achieve the desired response
Through trial and error on fairly new Poulin Pro, found that the usual 3-half turns for both high and low was too much (flooded) (Used to be good starting point on weed eaters years ago. So, turned both all the way in, and only backed out 1-full turn. (2-halves) Saw fired up perfectly, and ran wide open just fine. Try that.
Hi Guest, My name is Dennis and I also have the model you are having difficulty with and I can only repeat the instructions from the owners manual (with personal comments) because they have always served me adequately I hope that will serve your needs. IDLE ADJUSTMENTS: There are three adjustment screws on the carburetor labeled H (for High speed MIXTURE) L (for low speed MIXTURE) T (for idle SPEED SETTING) They are located just above the primer bulb. If your saw floods so soon in the starting process the idle mixture setting can be set too rich and the speed may be set too slow. Remember the chain will not move when the idle speed is set correctly with a WARM ENGINE! Adjust the idle speed to just below chain movement WITH A WARM ENGINE this is just below the activation RPM of the centrifugal clutch. Let the engine run at a higher speed than idle until it is warm -- 3 min -- you may have to keep goosing it until then. Please don't exceed the limits of the plastic limiters when making adjustments. If you haven't adjusted the mixture screws you may just have to adjust the idle speed and that can start my turning that screw all the way in to the stop and then back out 4-1/2 turns for a good place to start. FAST IDLE -- Adjust the speed until the engine runs with out the chain moveing. Adjust clockwise to increase speed. Cclockwise to decrease engine speed. Accelerate the engine and if it stumbles and makes too much smoke it's too rich turn the LOW SPEED MIXTURE (in) clockwist in 1/16 a turn incriments NO MORE at a time because a twocycle needs to run at a setting foe a short time to realy prove the setting. dont run it wide open to warm it up but it should be at a fast idle. Nothing you do will be proven correct untill the engine is warm. Good Luck Glad to be of assistance - please rate the solution because I will learn from your rating. Thank you Your IDLE MIXTURE may be too rich causing the engine to flood.