Question about Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

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I have a 42 cc 18" poulan chain saw I cant get it to idle its either all or nothing. I cant start if the chain break is on and when it starts the chain runs. It dies under stress and then is a struggle to start when its hot. I havent had much use out of it and its always tended to die under strain I have changed fuel, cleaned filter and arrestor and tried udjusting idle speed but if i go slow it dies. I am tempted to adjust the h l knobs but dont have anything to fit them. What does? What help can you give?

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If the chain runs at idle, or tries to turn when cranking the saw, then there is an issue with either the clutch drum bearing or the clutch spring has become weak, to get to both of these components you need special tools, the tool to remove the clutch is part no. 530031112, and the tool to adjust the carb screws is part no. 530035560, the L screw will adjust from idle to half throttle including acceleration, the H screw will adjust the full engine speed

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