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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:02 pm    Post subject: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

maybe coil
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hello Roger

It might have a vacuum leak making it run lean .


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:21 am    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:02 am    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:29 am    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Are you sure it wasn't because the fuel lines on a cheap chainsaw were 30 years old?
 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:36 am    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Poulan Chain Saw Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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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