Question about Poulan P3314 14" Gas Chain Saw 2.0 Cuin 33CC 2 Cycl

1 Answer

Poulan 14" chainsaw, fuel coming out of fuel cap vent

When saw is running fuel is squirting out of the vent hole on the fuel cap. Saw continue to runs but fuel continues to come out of vent hole.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

The fuel cap has a rubber check valve in the top. This check valve allows air to enter the tank so fuel can flow. Much like the vent on your gas can. Sounds like the check valve in the cap is stiffening and not flexing. Best bet is to buy a new cap. Most caps like that sell for less than $3.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Pro ppb150e. Why is it cutting out after a few minutes of operation?

I have not seen this model of saw. If the fuel cap is on the top of the saw try running it with cap slightly loose. This will allow air come into the fuel tank. I have also seen vent holes in the fuel cap get plugged with saw dust. If this is the case just clean it out with a small piece of wire.

Nov 25, 2015 | Poulan Garden

1 Answer

The saw only runs for a short time when I squirt gas into the spark plug hole. The book says that indicates a plugged fuel line.How do I unclog a fuel line in a Poulan PP4620AV chain saw ?

If you left gas in it for a year or so. You gotta take the Carb off and clean it. Guarenteed that the ethanol gas ruined the carb

May 14, 2014 | Poulan Garden

1 Answer

Chainsaw issue

What is the model number of the saw?

It may as simple as a tank vent that is clogged. I have seen this on Poulan saws, and many of the new Craftsman saws are rebranded Poulans.

If the saw has a tiny hole in the center of the fuel cap, try this test. Engage the chain brake, turn the saw on its side so the cap is facing upward, loosen the cap slightly, and start it while a strong helper holds it on a workbench. If it runs normally (don't heat up the clutch drum while the brake is engaged!), the tank vent needs to be cleaned or cap replaced. If it still won't run correctly, it is time to diagnose the carburetor and other areas of the engine.

Let me know if you have any luck getting it going.

Mar 30, 2014 | Craftsman Garden

1 Answer

Ryobi chainsaw

Try running the saw with the fuel cap loose. If it runs fine the fuel tank vent is plugged. Some saws are vented with a hole in the fuel cap so look and see if it is plugged and clean it out Others are vented by a tube running to the carb compartment with a little air filter on it or just to the carb compartment. I do not know which method it used on your saw.

Sep 05, 2013 | Garden

1 Answer

Poulan Pro Chainsaw, PP3516AVX

is the cap vent plugged?

Aug 18, 2012 | Poulan Garden

2 Answers

You adequately described the problem. The vent hole in the fuel tank (Poulan 2800 chain saw) no longer has a one-way valve. Thus, fuel leaks when trying to use the saw. Your solution was to replace with...

cut a small piece of rubber the size of the inside of the cap. buy some fuel proof glue and glue one side down inside the cap (clean the cap very well first and make sure it is dry). this is not a perfect solution, but will allow the tank to breath withouth spilling much gas.

Mar 21, 2011 | Poulan 14" Chainsaw

1 Answer

My chainsaw leaks at the gas cap from a hole in the center continuously. Am I missing a part to the cap? I have replaced the rubber gasket.

I suspect your saw is a bit long of tooth. The hole is your tank vent. There is usually a one way valve that only allows to enter the tank. Perhaps it is a victim of ethanol degradation as are many rubber parts in older saws. If you can find a new cap it should remedy the problem at least for a while.

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. HTH & Good Luck.


Thank You for using FixYa.

Jan 08, 2011 | Poulan 14" Chainsaw

1 Answer

Saw is a 14 inch model 1950. Saw starts but won't run

Check the fuel filter, air filter and muffler for plugging. Make sure the carburetor fasteners are tight. Does the primer bulb fill with fuel after several pumps? Hope this helps!

May 12, 2010 | Poulan 14" Chainsaw

1 Answer

Sears 18'' Model 358.351081

I think jerr is right about a plugged fuel vent but not all are in the fuel cap. Start it, if necessary lay it on its side and loosen the fuel cap. If it continues to run it is a plugged vent. Contact Sears determine the Poulan model number and we can help you find an illustration of your fuel system. HTH

Oct 12, 2009 | Garden

1 Answer

Poulon Wildthing 18" Gas Chain Saw

Some Poulans vent thru a fuel line going from the tank to the carburetor. Some vent thru the cap but eventually the duck bill valve starts leaking fuel. Then I suspect some people change that cap to one without a vent, which causes the problem you are describing.

Sep 11, 2008 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Poulan P3314 14" Gas Chain Saw 2.0 Cuin 33CC 2 Cycl Logo

1,403 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Poulan Tools & Hardware - Others Experts

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

16852 Answers

Bill Boyd

Level 3 Expert

48384 Answers

joseph m fucci
joseph m fucci

Level 1 Expert

43 Answers

Are you a Poulan Tool and Hardware - Other Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides