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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Its a missing or broken spring in the handle(trigger). If you look inside the handle you should see a circular spring around the post of the trigger. This spring returns trigger to idle position. If its missing or broken the trigger won't spring back.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
SOURCE: Poulan Pro Clutch Removal
Yes there is a special tool to engage on the clutch. You can get it from the Poulan web site - I think it is part number 31112 - cost about $5. Maybe you can get by without it, by using a screwdriver and hammer, but the tool was easy and risk free. You also have to stop the piston, as the previous poster said. I Googled how to do this, and the consensus seemed to be that it's easiest to stick rope down inside the cylinder, avoiding pusing it through the exhaust port. That worked like a charm. I used a hammer to hit a wrench on the clutch tool to break it loose.
Many thanks to the original answerer for getting me on the track to solving this.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
The trigger, lockout or trigger/lockout spring has failed of may have debris stuck in handle. remove handle cover and inspect. If parts broken follow this link for parts breakdown.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
Assuming it's prior to 2007 model year:
User manuals, middle of page:
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
If looking for parts your OM is of little value. You can find an IPL (exploded parts list) here (only one PP255 listed):
Rear vibration (isolation spring)s appear to be item 5 or 59 on the "Exterior Assembly" print.
Poulan replacement OM.
There is contact us number in the OM if you want to contact Poulan. HTH
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
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