Question about Poulan Pro 16-Inch 38 cc Anti-Vibration Chainsaw #PP3516AVX

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Chain doesn't move / clutch

The motor starts fine but after warming up it still wont accept more gas -- it just burbles when you pull the trigger. Even though the rpm never get high enough to properly start moving the chain, there is no sign of movement by the chain whatsoever. Then it starts to smoke and run poorly and then die.

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Starts then.... you hit the trigger... ba ba ba .... dies ?
Check fuel filter in tank, make sure air cleaner is clean.
Make sur your mix is correct.

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