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My poulan pro 42cc is hard to start ,,, its1 year old an i'm not sure if its worn out from alot of use or if its with the ignition

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Throw it out and buy a new one this is a throw away scoiety we live in due to cheap *** chinese **** oh yeah go green

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check basics 1st fuel , air, compression, spark , timming
then secondary compression ie crankcase air tightness
2 strokes need air tight c/case in order to draw in & pump mixture

check your tank breather is working,

has this saw been sitting a while ? if so might pay to rekit carb

check your carby diaphrams are pliable and inlet screen is not blocked and metering needle is set flush with chamber floor,
are hi / lo needles set base settings are 1-1/4 turns out from lightly seated , final hi setting is done while @ full rev and needs to 4 stroke slightly

check ignition spark under load ie while under compression load- could be a weak spark

check timming key

check for a air leak at cylinder / manifold block gasket or carb joint

check barrell bolts are tight everything been = engine should run

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My Poulan chainsaw is hard to start and will not re-start once it is warm. Any suggestions besides junk it.


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Lou

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Where can I download a free manual for Poulan Pro 42cc chainsaw online


Assuming it's prior to 2007 model year: http://www.poulanpro.com/node5782.aspx User manuals, middle of page: http://www.poulanpro.com/node4041.aspx

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No spark from spark plug


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