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Poulon 3300 chainsaw, machine cut out and will not restart, I have gotton it going with starter fluid and manually working with the choke but will not stay going, my guess is that it is not getting gas into the carburator, also what is the spark plug gap?

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Hi there, it's not a carb problem.That is to say, only the inlet gasket could be the problem.
Otherwise, the problem is the gap between, either the plug, or between the contact and the magneto.
One of those spaces need closing or opening, et voila.
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& good luck with that.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009


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