Question about Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"
Clean the air filter. Clean the spark arrester (muffler - if it cannot exhale it cannot inhale). You can prime until your thumb bleeds - that is NOT the problem. To much choke almost always is. It is severely flooded Open and follow this BE CAREFUL - Extreme fire hazard.
Extreme Flooding by Dolfoff
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I am going to make the following assumptions:
1. It is a Poulan PP4218(WeDoNotCare), start procedure the same.
2. You removed and verified there is spark (plug replacement recommended). The plug is dry (not flooded).
3. With the saw at waist height; the starter handle held; and the saw released. It remains against the starter handle or VERY slowly lowers with a distinctive pause during each compression stroke.
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It needs spark, fuel, and compression to run.
An overly rich mixture should not keep it from starting.
To much or to little fuel will (most start problems)!
The start procedures are on pages 9 and 10.
STARTING A COLD ENGINE
If the engine is cold - Please read the second NOTE: before trying to start.
If warm – read the DIFFICULT STARTING (or starting a flooded engine). I would try it with choke closed first (Pull to full choke; push to off choke). Hard starting is almost always flooded on a 2-cycle engine. You can prime all you like; priming does not inject the fuel mix into the carburetor. It circulates mix from the fuel tank through the carburetor and returns any excess to the tank
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Posted on Feb 04, 2010
It is dire need of a carby over haul and gasket kit
Posted on Feb 03, 2010
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