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I have a Poulan Woodshark Model 1850. It starts, runs for a few seconds and dies. Help!

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Try fresh gas with correct oil mixture. Carb might need cleaning and adjustment. Also try leaving chock closed and see if it runs longer before dieing...if it does, it indicates that it's not getting enough gas which could be solved with the carb cleaning and adjustment.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

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