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what can be done for a Poulan Chainsaw that quits when hot. I am using a new model of poulan. Help!

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The saw is most likely a fuel issue, due to the mixture of gas and oil. The most common problem with most 2-cycle engines is too rich a mixture. The saw will be hard to start and bog down. Solution: Mix a fuel stabilizer with each tank of gas for the next 2 tanks, then increase the mixture by a quarter a quart after that. Use a fuel stabilizer to keep the gas from going stale.
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I've had several Poulan chainsaws over the years. I bought this one about 5 years ago. It is the best saw I've ever owned. I've had several problems with it, but mostly it is maintenance issues. I think the best thing about the Poulan product is the ease of maintenance. That's what makes it stand out from other saws. I've had to replace the air filter, but that is it for maintenance for 5 years of hard use. The saw starts immediately, idles perfectly, and cuts like a champ. I've had to replace the chain once. But other than that, it's been running like a champ. It has cut down hundreds of trees with no problems other than what you'd expect to see on any other saw.
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Yes, it does. I have a PP435 and it's a pain. Poulan recommends a preventative measure of removing the air filter and blowing air through the carb or fuel line jets. I'm sure this works most of the time, but if the chain is hot and you pull it off the chain bar...well, you can imagine what happens.

Mine's been doing this for a couple of years now and it just seems to be a bit temperamental. If you have a Poulan, be sure you have a good air filter and that it's clean. Also, if possible, start a cooling down period a few minutes before you shut the saw down.

When I shut my saw down, I usually let it idle for a few minutes before I take the chain off. That way it's well cooled off. My saw also struggles a bit when it's pulling a heavy chain through a large log, but I don't think it's a chain issue.

I think it has to do with the saw getting a bit overwhelmed with that much weight to move through wood, but it always starts again after a second or two.
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