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My 20 plus year old 2450 Poulan chain saw dies after about 20 seconds of running.. dies even quicker when I throttle up?... I cleaned the spark plug and the air filter.. any other suggestions

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Check the fuel filter and muffler for plugging. Check the condition of all of the fuel lines looking for decay or other damage. Make sure the carburetor fasteners are tight. If still no help, check the carburetor lower chamber diaphragm for flexibility with no holes or other damage. Clean the carburetor with spray carburetor cleaner inside and out while you have it off of the engine. Does the primer bulb fill with fuel after several pumps? Did you check the spark at the plug--it should be blue and snappy. Hope some of this helps!

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http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/POULAN-WEED-EATER/75.59.html
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