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I have a model pp3816 poulan chainsaw that wont fire at the sparkplug

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Check the coil wires. One of them may be broke. It all wires are in good shape and not broke, the coil may need to be replaced

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There is no reason to disassemble your saw, Please stop.

You can find a typical fuel system and a couple of suggestions here:

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No spark

Replace the spark plug then try this:
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You may need to use a jumper wire between the threaded part of the plug and the cooling fins. You do not have to bend up the electrode.

Your ignition is on the "Engine Assembly" detail (PP3816 Gas Saw Type 1) here:

If not your saw you can find yours here:
The dash number of your serial number is the type.

If I can be of more help please reply below. I hope this was helpful.

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