new poulan chainsaw won't start


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Old 12-31-10, 06:56 AM
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new poulan chainsaw won't start

Hi all I have a new poulan 42 cc chainsaw and I think I flooded it yesterday it did start once yesterday it was smoking it only ran for about 5 seconds so last night I pulled the plug and I tried to let it dry out last night I think I might have just got frustrated and just really flooded it yesterday because where I let it set up I think fuel leaked out of the front but anyways I tried to put the plug in today and tried to start it and it didn't start does anybody have any ideas on a better way to start these things?
 
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Old 12-31-10, 07:03 AM
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that leaking I belive it was the bar and chain oil
 
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Old 12-31-10, 08:08 AM
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For what you have now with the flooded engine - dump all the gas out of it, pull the plug, then full throttle, no choke, and spin it over about twenty times. You'll need that much to purge the fuel out of the crankcase and combustion chamber.

Then, put gas back in it, new plug, choke it, half throttle, and it should take off (little luck, of course).
 
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Old 12-31-10, 04:43 PM
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what is the gap the plug needs to be set at? at the final starting do I need to prime it? oo and I never have that much luck
 
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You did not say that you were sure the plug was still firing following the smoking incident. Try removing the plug and grounding it on the engine. Pull the rope and see if a spark appears at the proper place. If it doesn't, try another plug from another engine. This tests the spark plug as well as the ignition system.
 
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If it is new take it back.
 
 

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