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Poulan cahin saw,18" model. Starts ok. Will not rev up. Choke opens full. Filters clean. Used less than one hour since purchased. Hedley

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If I purchased this new, mixed oil with the gas prior to adding it to the tank, and it only worked for hour I'd be standing on the service desk. Take it back. If you forgot to add oil to the fuel they may work out a deal on a reconditioned unit. It costs nothing to ask. HTH
Lou

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How do I start it? Choke halfway out?? All way out? Has NEVER been used and am looking for starting instructions


Full choke, pull EXACTLY seven times, on 7th pull, engine should spit at you, go half choke. Should start on the next pull.

Sep 10, 2014 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...

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Chainsaw high revs, floods, and dies when i let off the choke


its been standing all summer ,,,yes? you have a carb fault strip the carb and fit a new repair kit in it,
also clean out all the carb jets,,plus the tank filter

Dec 02, 2010 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...

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My poulan wild thing will start but will not stay running without holding the throttle. What should I do?


Get some sta-bil fuel stabilizer. add twice the amount recommended on the bottle for storage to your mixed gas. Empty out chainsaw tank and refill with the new mix. Rub for 2 minutes, then shut off. Remove cover over carb and spray inside carb, soaking it down good and cleaning all internal surfaces visible - allow to sit overnight.
Next day
Spray down carb with carb cleaner for about 15 seconds. Start saw, allowing 2 minutes to warm up and reduce choke. If saw stalls, restart and spray inside carb as it runs with choke on - keep motor at the highest rpms you can as you spray - spray in 2 second bursts, not allowing motor to stall from spray. If it stalls, change sparkplug and try again. You have varnish build up in the carb and are trying to remove it so the carb will work without the choke. This may take some time but it is the exact procedure I used for my Poulan Team Realtree last spring - I spent about an hour spraying and staring before it ran without the choke.
Good luck!!

Nov 13, 2010 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...

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Could I please have the basic start procudure for the poulan 2375 Borrowed from a friend. won't completely turn over


1) Have fuel tank full of a mixture of 50:1 gasoline and 2 cylce oil.

2) Have bar chain oil tank full.

3) Push down choke to full

4) Pull over engine 2 times.

5) Push choke off

6) Pull over engine. If it does not start you may have flooded engine ect.
Please let me know.

Feb 26, 2010 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...

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18"poulan chainsaw


Start at 1.5 CCW form lightly seated then tune for performance like this:
Carburetor Adjustment by Madsens.com
http://www.madsens1.com/saw%20carb%20tune.htm
CW is leaner; to lean will destroy the saw. If over tightened closed (CW) the adjustment screw faces are easily marred; marred adjustments are difficult to impossible to set properly.
Clean the air filter; adjusting with a dirty filter can cause a run lean condition once cleaned and the saw run.

There are 2 wav (sound - idle & full – may not be highlighted) files that I find most helpful, I think you will too.

I think your starting procedure may be the cause of flooding. Flooded is the #1 cause of hard starts in 2-cycle engines. Read carefully the recommended start in your manual. most miss the second note. It should be similar to this (read 3, read it again):
Warm start in the manual says 1/2 choke BS. Close choke, (sets fast idle) open choke, pull rope.
Start Procedure
Cold:
  1. Ignition on/off to on
  2. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  3. Pull (close) choke, set fast idle (done when choke closed on some saws); pull starter and listen for an attempt to start. once heard (usually two pulls; no more than 4).
  4. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release.
  5. Push (open) choke pull starter until it starts (usually first pull).
Warm:
  1. Ignition on/off to on
  2. Set compression release – optional step even if saw is equipped with a compression release
  3. Pull (close) choke, set fast idle (done when choke closed on some saws) – Do not pull with choke closed.
  4. Push (open) choke, pull starter until it starts (usually first pull).
If you still have trouble reply as you did before. I will get back to you. HTH
Lou

Feb 18, 2010 | Poulan Garden

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My Poulan will start and run fine, but when i give it gas it revs up and dies every time. Ive messed with it some, and ive noticed if i close the choke right before it dies, it keeps cutting, but i have to...


Afternoon Jacob;
If you must choke it for it to run it is to lean. Have you cleaned the air filter? Might be good idea. An air leak can also cause this inspect the intake for a loose or defective connection at the engine or carburetor.
If these are good try to adjust the "H" needle valve CCW (richer) a little.
You can find a very good description of adjustment here:
Carburetor Adjustment by Madsens.com
http://www.madsens1.com/saw%20carb%20tune.htm
CW is leaner; to lean will destroy the saw. If over tightened closed (CW) the adjustment screw faces are easily marred; marred adjustments are difficult to impossible to set properly.
Clean the air filter; adjusting with a dirty filter can cause a run lean condition once cleaned and the saw run.

There are 2 wav (sound - idle & full – may not be highlighted) files that I find most helpful, I think you will too. Good Luck
Lou

Jan 16, 2010 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

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Cranks up tjen when you give it gas it appears to choke down and stops


If it requires the choke to run it is running lean. Continued operation in a lean condition will cause piston & cylinder failure. Determinr why it is suddenly running lean.

If you did nothing to the carburetor adjustments, are using a fresh (1.5 months or less) fuel mix with the same oil/fuel ratio, are operating at the same elevation, and the air filter is clean, there is a reason your saw is acting up.
Most often it is a fuel delivery problem. Check the fuel filter on the free end of a hose in fuel tank (manufacturer recommends an annual replacement). Check all fuel delivery lines especially at fittings and bends for cracks and holes. If those are good then the likely cause is internal parts of the carburetor are dirty or have failed. HTH

Lou

Nov 04, 2009 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...

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18"poulan chain saw wont rev up


carbs dirty need cleaning. try adding some stabil you can buy at auto zone with fresh fuel it may clean itself out w/o having to remove the carb.

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Carburator needs to be removed and cleaned. 

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