HOW TO ADJUST POULAN CHAINSAW CARBURETOR




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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 Worcester.

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 filler cap.

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 can be?

Rafael Monzon: Hay how do you adjust a 025 stihl chain saw follewed the manual and still having problems

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. hahaha

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 it....

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: lol

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 phillipmclaughlin@aol.com 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.
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