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Poulan 306 chainsaw

Will not stay running sideways

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Drain the fuel from the tank and inspect the fuel line inside for flexibility and overall condition. If the filter doesn't flop to the lower side of the tank when the saw is turned, the filter won't be lying in fuel to be picked up and the saw quits. Use original type rubber line for replacement, not plastic.

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