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More than likely it is the carburetor. There can be a restriction at the seat, the seat is rubber and may have swollen from the fuel, over time. If you remove the carb, use care and look the intake manifold gasket over. If it is torn or cracked, replace it. Vacuum leaks from the intake gasket will make the engine run rough and uneven. The carb may need to be dismantled and cleaned. A jewelry sonic cleaner with some detergent (Like Simple Green or Purple Magic) and water, works great. A new carb is $25. or less. Any questions please write back. Good Luck.

Poulan Pro "... | Answered on Sep 27, 2018


Start by checking the fuel lines, are they broken or leaking. If they are good and fuel filter is good, carburetor may be clogged.

Poulan Pro "... | Answered on Jan 17, 2018


Get smaller wheels or see if you can make other adjustment locations that will lower the wheels even more than originally.

Poulan Pro "... | Answered on Mar 27, 2016


Sounds like a common fuel problem you need to remove carb & fuel tank and unless you can get a compressor they need a good blast out you may even take carb apart & check diaghram they have very small jets in fact most lawnmower shops have a sonic bath for this

Poulan Pro "... | Answered on Sep 23, 2015


You can get a replacement rope and handle at a home improvement center for a few dollars. Getting the mower apart may be problematic. Some mowers pop rivet the cover onto the mower, while others use screws or bolts. Just trying to put the handle back on a weather beaten pull rope will only break off after the first pull.

Poulan Pro "... | Answered on Jul 05, 2015


the springs break when jerked too hard and more than the rope lenght

Poulan Pro "... | Answered on Feb 26, 2015


I too have a bad back but find standing down my inspection pit helps cut bending a lot and improves visibility.
The equivalent of standing down a pit is a raised bench that can be made from two common folding benches and planks, packing cases or trestles and every mower owner should have one and either a strong wife or an obliging neighbour to help lift the mower.

With the facility of a bench the mower would last longer because maintenance, being easier to perform, would be more thorough.

Most mowers can be turned onto the side one way or the other to improve access. One way oil tends to run out of the crankcase breather but the other way is usually quite safe and clean. If the fuel tank doesn't have a closable breather it can easily be drained or removed.

Good luck!

Poulan Pro "... | Answered on Feb 09, 2015


im betting the safety handle is not down far enough and is allowing blade brake to drag , also it's holding out ign ckt from working as well , those cables stretch all the time

Poulan Pro "... | Answered on Feb 04, 2015


I would suggest using Briggs and Stratton 10w-30 oil. If this is not the correct engine manufacturer for your unit then I would suggest using that manufacturer's oil. But a 10w-30 oil that is used in air cooled engines should work ok.

Poulan Pro "... | Answered on Sep 04, 2014


Running rich to much fuel
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Poulan Pro "... | Answered on Jul 10, 2014


Remove spark plug, clean and dry. Replace plug. Remove air filter. Spray WD-40 into carb opening; one second blast. Turn over engine, (pull handle). Engine should start briefly and run for 3 seconds.  If not, you are not getting spark to spark plug. If engine starts, you have a dirty carb and you can buy a rebuild kit from manufacture.

Poulan Pro "... | Answered on Apr 05, 2014


Have the battery load checked at a local auto store. If its good, then check the voltage at the starter when the key is turned to the start position. It should be twelve volts DC. If you have no voltage there at the starter that you may have a bad key switch. Check all the safety switches before making a ruling on a bad switch.

Poulan Pro "... | Answered on Oct 29, 2013

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