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Can,t hardley pull starter cord. I've removed muffler and carb. It will pull fine if the spark plug is removed (w/or with carb and or muffler . this is a poulan pro 18"

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  • skipdra Apr 17, 2009

    I have one that wants to kick back when pulling the cord. (A Poulan 20") It reminds me of some that have had the switch turned off and wheh pulling would kick back. This one does it either way. I can get it started with a lot of trouble . I know the carb needs adjustment. I thought it could have been out of time but the flywheel and key (one piece) seem ok. Help?

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What i have to occasionally do for a chain saw after it sits all winter is to put something like WD40 in the spark plug hole and crank it over several times. What happens to me is that the piston gets gunked up from the gas that ran down into it during the winter and it won't crank over hardly at all. This is probably your problem. I have also found that if i store my saws with the tank down, the gas cant get into the carb and do this. (Although it's better to drain tank).
If this has been a running saw instead of a stored one, you probably need a rebuild kit if the piston is scored.

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