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I have poulan 2075oc that floods out as soon as u pull started rope.you pull it one time and spark plugs is real wet with gas.Saw set for long time with gas in tank and i had to replace all the fuel lines and fuel filter but couldnt find any thing else wrong with it. Fiklled it with fluids and it started on about 3rd pull and run fine.I even sawed a little with it.Today i went to start it and this is what happened.Cant figure it out.Any advice would be greatly appreaciated.f Thank u Carroll Fetcher

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You need to open the carb up and take the old fuel line out of the carb filter.....if it is left.the needle is probaly stuck in the open possition letting to much fuel to go to cylinder

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