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incorrect plug in use where the plug end is hitting the piston
seizing piston ring
seizing bearing
flooding engine allowing raw fuel into combustion chamber causing a hydraulic lock situation
remove the plug and if the pull start is normal, it is either the plug or excessive fuel
if it spins over freely with out the plug
put your finger over the plug hole and pull the cord several times to remove any excess fuel from the system
if it is still difficult with the plug removed
replace or repair

Poulan Tools &... | Answered on Sep 02, 2017

Rick if you are sure it is fuel related issue, does sound like it may be running out of fuel. Check the fuel filter in the gas tank and replace, also check the fuel tank cap as the vent in it may be plugged,which will cause this issue.
A similar issue to this, is when the muffler screen gets plugged with carbon on some models. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Apr 14, 2016

I believe there is also a idle adjust.
adj. both L and H 1 1/2 turns approx from closed (bottom) for initial start up. check video links below, press the helpful button


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Poulan Tools &... | Answered on Jan 22, 2016

to a switch or points

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on May 30, 2015

You should have hurt anything, just remove and reinstall properly. Kind of hard to do this, but I guess its possible. If the new one is damaged get a new one. All it does is retain a small amount of fuel and always you to prime the fuel system

Poulan Wild... | Answered on Jan 08, 2015

A fuel line should be long enough to teach from where it attaches to the carberator to the fuel tank but not quite touching the bottom - however the line in the tank end should have a small filter on it. You should be able to buy a replacement line for your specific saw.

Poulan Wild... | Answered on Dec 11, 2014

It should be connected to the carburetor by a link and or a spring.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014

For two cycle and four cycle engines is 50:1.

Poulan Wild... | Answered on Aug 30, 2014

This could be a lot of things. IF the fuel mixture is not right then the wear on the engine is excessive. Take the spark plug out and see if it is easier to pull. IF it is then the compression is too high and this could be from timing. If neither or those work, the clutch might be bad.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Jun 22, 2014


It sounds as though your magneto has gone out of timing. Between the flywheel and the drive shaft there is a small square key that keeps the flywheel from slipping on the driveshaft. The spark coming from the magneto is not causing the spark plug to fire at the exact time it is supposed to. You will need to remove the side cover from the motor, and check to see if the slot in the flywheel and the slot in the driveshaft (where the square key fits) are aligned exactly. if those two slots are not aligned (even a little bit) the saw's engine timing is off. This is caused by the chain being stopped suddenly while you are cutting (for instance if the chain pops off of the chain bar. it will be necessary to remove the flywheel (using a flywheel puller) and replace the key. then reassemble the saw making sure the chain tension is correct and that the magneto to flywheel spacing is correct.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on May 31, 2014

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