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Chainsaw has sat idle for about 2 year and won't start.

I have a Poulan 2300, it has not been used for over 2 years. I know it will not start (I tried), what can I do to get it up and going after it has sat for so long?

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Change the oil and spark plug

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I own an 18" 42CC Poulan chainsaw. It's the kind Wal Mart sells. It's worked great for about five years. Today, the chainbrake stopped working. When I crank the saw, the chain runs. It was for no apparent...


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1. You will first want to check your fuel lines for cracks/breaks.
2. If they are o.k. then you will need to disassemble the carburetor and spray with carb. cleaner. Make sure that the small screen in carb. is free of debris. Use a Den Tek Brush, (http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=165357&catid=1152), to clean the small portals in carb. Check the gasket and diaphragm for breaksor wear. (NOTE): If your carburetor guts, (Carb. Kit), are more than 3 or 4 years old, you might want to replace them while you have it apart.

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