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Poulan Wild Thing starts great but as soon as I try to cut it die

Starts great and Idles fine but as soon as I try to cut with i t the engine will die unless I continuously pump the gas trigger.


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  • tedandjoanne Feb 18, 2009

    Thanks jqwhomeequip. Which way do I adjust the low setscrew out or in and how many turns or quarter turns at a time?

  • hhhh819 Mar 19, 2009

    starts fine then idles really high then dies

  • Mark Egan May 11, 2010

    Sounds like you need a new diaphragm in the carburator and carburator rebuild.



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Also, increase the amout of oil you're putting in your gasm sometimes if it's too little it will cause stalling

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The carb low idle needs to be adjusted this is fairly common among the Poulan chain saws. Once you adjust the low idle from factory setting it will work

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    Jeremy Reddick Feb 18, 2009

    You will have to play with it and see. Adjust it in 1/4 of a turn if it still dies then back it out 1/2 turn and just keep doing that. Every machine is different another thing that you can do is try to get it running semi ok, you can give it little throttle and adjust the idle. Also just to make sure, do check your chain tension you should be able to see the teeth on the bottom of the chain. But this doesnt sound like a chain tension problem



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