can't pull cord on chainsaw all the way out

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Old 12-12-08, 09:45 AM
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can't pull cord on chainsaw all the way out

I have a model 3500 poulan chainsaw and when I pull the staring cord it kicks back when it only a short way out..like the engine is fireing befor the piston reaches TDS. its really a violent kickback..I followed all the instructions for the starting the saw ..any suggestions..Thank you for your time
 
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Old 12-12-08, 09:58 AM
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Take off the pull starter, remove the flywheel, and check the key for proper alignment on the crank. Those things have the little cheap flywheel key molded into the flywheel. It sounds like yours may have stripped the key and the timing is slightly advanced.
 
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You need flywheel key part #530032093
 
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Old 12-12-08, 02:23 PM
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chainsaw problem

Thanks for your quick response--
it looks like it will be a lot easier than I thought Thanks again Mike
 
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Old 12-13-08, 12:38 AM
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Might want to take the spark plug out and just make sure the engine isn't flooded, or have oil residue built up in the cylinder causing hydrolock or excessive compression.
 
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