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Poulan Chain Saw

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Roger M.

04-22-2014 17:02:01
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I don't know if I am on the right forum if not will someone tell me which one I need to post this on. I Have a poulan model 2900 Chainsaw it will crank and run when it is cold but after you run it for about 20 to 30 minutes and cut it off it will not crank back up until it cools for about a hour. It runs as good as you could ask when it is running. I adjusted carb. and put a new plug it does no good far as it cranking when hot. Thanks for any and all help

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fergyfarm4

04-23-2014 18:48:11
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to Roger M., 04-22-2014 17:02:01  
Try 92octane gas my saw will vapor lock when hot if I don't use 92 octane gas BP Gold 92



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El Toro

04-23-2014 12:40:03
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to Roger M., 04-22-2014 17:02:01  
If you're getting fire to your plug you may not be getting gas to your carburetor. Hal
PS: I would replace the gas line from the tank to the carb.



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rrobert

04-23-2014 06:02:30
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to Roger M., 04-22-2014 17:02:01  
I would check the spark arrestor. Basically, a screen inside muffler. Remove muffler for testing and see if it will run better. Clean screen if clogged.



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El Toro

04-23-2014 04:21:00
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to Roger M., 04-22-2014 17:02:01  
I have a Sears saw made by Poulan that's over 30 years old. Never had any starting problems until I used gasoline containing alcohol. It ruin the gas lines. On your saw pull the sparkplug after it quits running. Reconnect the plug wire to the plug then see if there's any fire to your plug when cranking. Your coil/armature may be weak when the saw gets hot. Hal



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That old?

04-23-2014 06:29:16
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to El Toro, 04-23-2014 04:21:00  
Are you sure it wasn't because the fuel lines on a cheap chainsaw were 30 years old?



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T in NE

05-04-2014 11:35:59
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to That old?, 04-23-2014 06:29:16  
30 years ago Poulan made a good saw. Some of their models were carry-overs from the Pioneer line. Had a saw that was half Pioneer farmsaw and half Poulan.



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El Toro

04-23-2014 12:36:18
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to That old?, 04-23-2014 06:29:16  
Never had a problem until gas contained alcohol. Dealers now tell you to drain the tank after being used. It ruins the neophrene parts in the carburetor. What makes you think it was cheap. Sears doesn't give anything away. It still cuts good. Hal



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HCooke

04-26-2014 16:32:32
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to El Toro, 04-23-2014 12:36:18  
Also, Poulan saws 30 years ago were better than they are now.



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ShadetreeRet

04-23-2014 21:30:22
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to El Toro, 04-23-2014 12:36:18  
Hal is right. The Sears chain saws built by Poulan were some of the best little saws ever! Fuel lines were never really a problem. I wore two of them slap out, have one now and enough parts to build another, and most of the repair parts are NLA.



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Randy Shoe

04-22-2014 20:26:46
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to Roger M., 04-22-2014 17:02:01  
All the replies posted are possible causes to your problem. One more thing you might check is that fuel caps on saws are vented, I have seen instances where the vent is partially or fully plugged. Once it quits on you open the fuel cap and try starting again. Possibly a cheap fix. If all else fails, trade it for a Stihl. LOL.



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Roger in Iowa

04-22-2014 19:27:06
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to Roger M., 04-22-2014 17:02:01  
Try loosening the gas cap when you shut it down. Then when ready to start again, tighten cap. Fuel may be boiling and causing engine to flood.



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D beatty

04-22-2014 18:59:40
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to Roger M., 04-22-2014 17:02:01  
I have had only owened one Poulan chainsaw and it was one of the biggest pieces of junk I have ever bought. Bought it new and run good till it got out of warranty and after that it was nothing but trouble. I end up junking it and buying a a new Stihl MS-250 that I have had for 6 years with minmal problems and an all around better performing saw.



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t.r.k.

04-22-2014 18:57:58
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to Roger M., 04-22-2014 17:02:01  
If it was in my shop, I would check the compression. install a compression gauge and keep pulling the rope until the gauge stops going up. In most cases, if its around 120 when cold it will exhibit that "no start/hard to start when hot" characteristic, because the compression will be a bit lower when it is hot. One saw I recall was 120 cold and only dropped to 110 when hot, but that was enough to make a difference. It would not start until it cooled off.

If your compression is 130-155 or so the problem is probably something else.

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azpeapicker

04-22-2014 18:48:07
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to Roger M., 04-22-2014 17:02:01  
Hello Roger

It might have a vacuum leak making it run lean .

John in Az



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Duner Wi

04-22-2014 18:37:44
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to Roger M., 04-22-2014 17:02:01  
My 2775 (same module as 2900) ignition module failed a week ago. Mine just quit after making a cut it stopped never to fire again. I don't know if yours is bad but that is where I would start. Costs less than $25.00 delivered.



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khouse6

04-22-2014 18:26:56
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 Re: Poulan Chain Saw in reply to Roger M., 04-22-2014 17:02:01  
maybe coil



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