Larry Bush: Hi. Very informative video. I'm unable to start my > 10 YO Poulan 2500
farmhand CS. I replaced the carburetor and fuel line (incl filter). I
noticed that the fuel took a very long time to fill the line from gas tank
to carburetor inlet. It seemed like the suction drawing fuel to the carb
was very low. I would have expected the gasoline to travel up the line
much more quickly. Replacing the fuel line was uneventful - no problems.
Any thoughts, ideas, suggestions? Thanks, in advance. Sawless in
Grant Kirsh: I am not able to get my saw to accelerate. When I pull the throttle it
gains power and then dies out. I have been trying to adjust the L but can't
seem to get it adjusted properly. I am a first-timer on adjusting a
carburetor so I am not sure if I am doing it wrong or if there is some
other problem. What advice do you have? I am working on a fairly old
Craftsman that has brand new fuel lines, fuel filter, spark plug, air
filter and Walbro carb. Great video, thanks for posting.
railbuggy: As long as the fuel lines are good on a 2150 you're ok. When the lines get
old & go bad you'll have to throw the saw away. You can't pull the suction
fuel line through the tiny hole in the tank. There's no way to grab it to
pull it through since they hid the hole behind a ledge inside the fuel
Mike Urig: My poulan idles but when you pull the trigger it dies. Also I found that
both screws were 7 full turns out. This saw was only owned by me and no one
else used it. The lines were replaced along with the filter. Any ideas ?
Jordan Berghaus: Another place to look for carb fuel/air mixture adjustment is in the
manual. I know that the Homelite I recently worked on followed a slightly
different procedure. Great video by the way. I will definitely refer to
this video for future adjustments.
Benjamin Walker: Hey Donyboy73 I have a Poulan PB3416 sometimes it runs good other times it
boggs down when i press the throttle. Lately its only been running on full
choke, when I take it off choke it turns off! Do you have any idea what it
Rafael Monzon: Hay how do you adjust a 025 stihl chain saw follewed the manual and still
Dragracer64: Thanks for making this video. I thought my poulan needed a carb kit but
all it needed was a new fuel line kit and carb adjustment.With out the
owners manual I wasn't sure which screw did what. Your video took the guess
work out of it . My old saw runs like a champ now .
Rick Punkris: Thank you very informative and well done thanks. Rick in Toronto.
Ozane Lampley: Hey i have a poulan chainsaw that i need a new carb for. I can not find one
anywhere. Every site tells me its unavailable. Any ideas on how i can find
one? The chainsaw will not stay running, keeps dieing. I have put on a new
carb kit and it still does the same thing. I think that there is something
wrong/ stuck in the gas ports of the actual carb. can i soak the carb in
something to dissolve the dirt or will i mess up the aluminum?
ADOLF HITLER: I was given one of these. It ran briefly once in my possession. Now, the
starter cord won't pull. Does that mean the engine is seized (I have never
heard of this on a 2 stroke), or is there something wrong with the cord
mechanism itself? I have been putting this off since I don't yet own any
Torx drivers. What should I do?
Eastendbiilythekid: Nice video man Great advice.
I will try it this time Sober.
Jon Macht: I have a poulan pro 222 chainsaw. It had bad gas in it and the fuel ate up
the fuel lines. I'm trying to replace the lines but can't figure out where
they go. Can you help?
Simon Mures: Hi there Dony, I am a great fan of your videos and was wondering if u could
give me advice on how to start my Craftsman 36CC 16 chainsaw. Good
compression, excellent spark and good quality fuel, yet no ignition. It
just drives me crazy....had no case like this before!!! Any idea would be
of great use! Thanks in advance! Simon
CubNole: I've been working on small engines for a few years now and it seems like
Poulan has been the most troublesome. I can adjust a Stihl chainsaw to run
perfectly and it will do so for a long time but the Poulan will be back in
a week having lost its adjustment, is this a vibration problem, or can you
adjust some carbs only so many times? My own stihl needs adjustment maybe
every two years but some customers with their damn Poulan blowers and saws
almost immediately bring it back running completely different (and
sometimes with my gas still in it)
modelshidden2: i have a 460 husqvarna and its got alot of power, but when it gets past a
regular rpm, it revs high then sputters and dies, i have to choke it to
start it again, but it runs good after that. it does it again and again
gemmashane: Thank you your video helped me fix my chainsaw it runs better than you keep
up the good work
MrBeaubonomm: Thank you donyboy73, it now works like a new one! Very useful vid.
CubNole: First of all I love how you store your chainsaws, secondly, I hate Poulan.
I don't know why, but Stihls, Husqvarna's, etc. I can fix in 30 minutes
when it carb/fuel related. Poulan's want to be finicky! I'll get it idling
and running perfectly, under load and all, then after idling perfectly for
5 minutes it will just eat crap and give up on me like it's completely out
of gas but it's not. I'm gonna check the compression now that I think about
donyboy73: one turn out
X80057X: So peak WOT rpm with low trim and then fine tune WOT with high trim? Then
you say use the high trim for idle but if your idle screw is way off, how
do you determine where to set the high trim? And wouldn't that then mess
with your high trim top end adjustment?
donyboy73: a lion, not a kitten..lol
donyboy73: actually these tools are getting hard to find, try amazon
Logjam5: Don I received an email from Mowers4y regarding the tool: We can no longer
sell the carburetor adjusting tools to anyone who does not have a repair
shop – unfortunately the EPA put forth new regulations in 2012 which make
it illegal for anyone to purchase them who does not have a shop. Could I
purchase one from you? Alan in Alberta
tazztt1: Jeebus man... First we have the 'spelling' police, then we have the
'grammar' police... NOW we have the 'PRO-NUNC-I-A-TION' police. For freak's
SAKE man, can't we all just tend to our OWN flaws?!
asssface2000: anyone ever have a problem with the fuel pick-up tube in a woodshark? mine
was running like a bear now it starts and immediatley dies out. the primer
bulb is sometimes empty sometimes full. it never ran very good on its side.
donyboy73: po lan it is
donyboy73: Hey Forrest!
Vito C: Thanks for the reply .. took the cover off, air filter was lookin
bad,cleaned it up .. the rest looked real good ...turned up the L idle just
a tad ... your videos are great.
Wayne Ylen: My Poulan chain saw model PP3516AVX is about 5 years old and I only used
for short jobs once or twice per year. It has a Zema Carb and using about
1-1/2 turns out from fully closed Hi and Lo carb adjustment, it will run
and start ok but when throttle is increased to where secondary throttle
plate opens, it will stall out. It will run fairly fast up to this point
and had decent power, but acts like it's starved for fuel at full throttle
and dies. Any Advice?
modelshidden2: hey dude sorry to bother u again, but my 4200 poulan needs work and i have
no time to fix it. with ur permission, ill pay you the money to ship it to
you for u to work on it and for you to ship it back. can u help?
dfnordon361: You're right, so I did go ahead and continued my search and found it on
Amazon. There were only a couple left so I ordered it right away. Thanks
anyway for your help.
bill crowley: if the piston and ring show a slight amount of scoring is this a real
problem? is a piston and ring available and reasonable. i pulled the
clyinder off and checked inside the cly and i used somw 800 wet and dry to
smothe out a couple of light roughness and pollished the piston the ring
was carboned up i sprayed it with carb cleaner put it all back together it
fired up.did the carb and will adjust and run tomorow it is about a 1972
model your suggestion bill
les4lifepaul: Yes you want to turn them all the way in, then start backing them off
equally until the saw starts then you can fine tune it for power and idle.
A little bit goes a long way when turning the screws so I only move them
1/4 turn at a time, and even less than that once it starts. Takes some time
and practice, but it is far from rocket science.
donyboy73: could need a new carb kit
donyboy73: yes clockwise, i adjust the H screw by top rpm or sound and then turn out
1/8 of a turn so it's not too lean, if it bogs down i turn out, if it's too
rich or slow i turn it in
bill crowley: i also have a craftsman but its the same saw as my poulan it has a scored
piston is there any saving that one?
wood barron: is this the same as my electric one
donyboy73: probably not at that point
modelshidden2: should u do a cold start after adjustment?
daveforget1243: I have a Jonsered model 535 chain saw with a Walbro carb . Im looking the
setting for the hight and low speed jets I took them out to clean and now
having problems starting the saw Thanks Dave
donyboy73: turn in the idle screw, watch my previous Q&A vids
Izzey23: I have a Poulan P4018 it runs hi when it runs. To get it running I adjusted
the low and high screw out 1 1/2 turns each, it runs but it runs hi and the
chain keeps rotating. my question is the idols screw how many turns out
should I start with?
donyboy73: start at 1 1/2 turns out then slowly turn them in until it runs better
donyboy73: start at 2 turns out for the L screw
cj scooby: what if i where to turn both h and L all the way to the carb what would i
do from there
modelshidden2: i have a poulan wood shark, and the other day i turned the idle up while it
wasnt running, and now it wont start nor will it fire. what should i do?
phillip mclaughlin: Yes this is Phillip I have a poulan wild thing I need to know how to adjust
the carb please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org soon as you can
les4lifepaul: See if letting in less air makes it run any better by moving the choke to
different positions. If it runs better with the choke partially closed, it
is starved for fuel.
Living Social: I got a groupon from Miami and almost got tricked. The description was way off for that the deal they were offering. I found groupon reviews that several people had the same issue. Luckily Groupon honor a refund, but my time was wasted.