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My Poulan 3500 chain saw will not start

I have checked the carb, the fuel filter, the air filter, put in fresh mixture, checked spark plug, and the fuel cap and all appear fine. Chain saw worked to cut down tree but broke down while cutting limbs. I am using my electric drill to force motor instead of pulling on rope constantly but motor is not starting. I empty the gas tank and put in straight gas and it ran I then added the mixture to it and now nothing. (this is when I am troubleshooting, not when cutting) Any solution to this problem?

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Low long did you run it on straight gasoline?  Straight gas=no lub.
    Check the compression. The other possibility is that the passages inside of the carb are partly blocked since it ran on straight fuel and the mixture is heavier(thicker).

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My guess is that one of your fuel lines has a crack or small hole in it. Inspect these and replace if needed. let me know how it goes.

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