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Poulan chain saw mod. SM4018 Hard to start & won't accelerate

I have to use spray assist to start the saw.The saw will then idle but dies when i try to give it gas. If i let it idle for some time (5 min.) and put on full choke i can get it to run at full speed. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Your carburetor needs cleaned. It may also need a carburetor kit, depending on how old or how long it has been since service. While you have it apart, you may as well clean or replace the air filter and check fuel lines for cracks or brittleness. If you need tips on how to clean carb. or changing fuel lines, just let me know.

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Jim, Can you let us know how to clean the carb?

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