Question about Poulan Wild Thing 18" 40cc Gas Chainsaw - P4018WT

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Bought a Poulan Wild Thing 18" gas chainsaw (P4018WT) secondhand from someone who only bought it to cut down 3 trees. It will not start. I know that it works, as the guy started it up and showed me how it works. It came with the manual, I filled it with gas/oil (premixed, 40:1) and bar oil. Read the instructions for that, then read how to start (prime 6 times; then, with open choke, pull 6 times; set to half-choke, then pull to start). Will not start. Even after several pulls. Have tried several times. Will not start. Please help! Thanks, Brian

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Don't prime it 6 times.

Prime it once and try starting. Keep trying with one prime.

If that doesn't work, let it sit for a bit. And then prime it two times and try starting again.

If that doesn't work, try priming 3 times.

Then try half-choke with one pull only, and then move choke to run for the second pull.

The saw might have an on-off button

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Prime it 6 times as the instructions say, pull choke all the way out..this will also turn your on/off switch on, when it starts go to 1/2 choke, after a couple of seconds give the throttle a shot which will shut the choke off, make sure the chain brake is on for the starting process

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