Your Poulan chainsaw won’t stay running? Here are some possible causes. The sparkplug or Piston ring is worn out, or the Air filter is clogged. If you haven’t noticed this yet, preventative maintenance is highly recommended. It’s not difficult to do and will forestall minor issues that can cause you frustration in the long run. In this article, we’ll outline several ways to keep your Poulan chainsaw running smoothly.
Poulan chainsaw won’t stay running? Ways of solution?
If your Poulan chainsaw won’t stay running, you might be missing out on a crucial component. The air filter. While this small component might not seem like a big issue, it can get filthy with time. This is because chainsaws produce a large amount of dust and debris, which is then collected by the air filter. Also, some models have turbo-type systems that direct the air directly into the carburetor.
Dirty air filter. The clogged air filter may cause your Poulan chainsaw to run roughly. If the filter is clogged, it may also be plugged with old fuel. The fuel can turn to a thick, sticky substance and cause the engine to stall. To fix this problem, drain the fuel and replace the air filter. Occasionally, a dirty air filter may lead to both insufficient air and too much fuel, and it’s important to check the fuel and air filters often.
1- Spark arrester clogged
If you are experiencing sparks coming from your chainsaw while working, then you probably have a clogged spark arrester. Most chainsaws have a spark arrestor installed on the exhaust system, located near the spot where the air exits the engine. Over time, soot and other debris can build up on this part, and you will need to clean it to avoid this problem. Using a wire brush, clean it off and replace it if necessary.
You may have a clogged spark arrester on your Poulan chainsaw. To clean it, take a wire brush and clean the clogged area on the spark arrestor. If that doesn’t work, replace it with a new spark arrester. If it doesn’t work, then the problem is likely in the carburetor. In addition to clogged spark arrestors, a dirty carburetor can also cause the engine to stall and produce too much fuel.
2- Piston ring is worn out at a high temperature
If you’ve noticed that your Poulan chainsaw has been running poorly lately, the likely cause is a worn piston ring. Piston rings are split bands that seal the top of the piston against the cylinder wall. The tongue of the ring helps keep the seal when it expands. If you notice that your piston has a wide gap, it could mean that your engine is experiencing high temperatures and may even seize. When this happens, you’ll likely notice less power output as well.
Changing the piston is relatively easy but involves a lot of time and could cause some undesirable results. First, you’ll want to install a new ring that has the proper diameter and is sized correctly. Next, push the new ring into the cylinder so that the ring is square with the cylinder wall. Make sure to use the head of the piston to position the ring correctly in the cylinder. Otherwise, you could end up damaging the new ring.
3- Sparkplug is worn out at a high temperature
A spark plug can wear out due to the intense heat in the combustion chamber and the high voltage used for ignition. Eventually, the electrodes will lose their efficiency and will not produce a strong enough spark. Other causes include the use of too much 2-stroke oil in the fuel and carbon deposits on the electrodes. Therefore, spark plug replacement should be performed periodically or at least once a year. To replace a spark plug, follow the steps below.
To remove a spark plug, you can use a spark plug wrench. This tool fits over the spark plug and can be turned counterclockwise to remove it. Make sure that you loosen it sufficiently to prevent any damage to the spark plug. If the spark plug is too loose, you must tighten it. Using a torque wrench can ensure proper spark plug tightening. The spark plug is a small component, so don’t over-tighten it.
4- Guide bar’s oil runs out
If you’ve just used a Poulan chainsaw, the last thing you want to do is let the chain run dry. Fortunately, the guide bar is a relatively easy part of the chainsaw to replace. The oil in it is pumped from the oil tank through a guide bar groove, which then drips down to the surface of the saw. During storage, this oil will continue to drip downward.
The chainsaw guide bar is designed to deliver oil to the bar and chain. The oil system will deliver oil to both the chain and the molding, which makes it extremely durable. To check whether the oil is leaking, wipe the saw’s body clean. Be sure to pay special attention to the underside of the saw, since this can easily be the culprit of a chainsaw oil leak. If the saw continues to run dry after an hour, you should check the guide bar oil level in the oil tank.
5- The guide bar wears out at low speed
If your guide bar is wearing out at low speeds, you should know that the chainsaw is idling too slowly and should be adjusted to increase the chain speed. This issue is most commonly caused by the carburetor of your Poulan chainsaw. The carburetor adjusts the saw’s speed, enabling you to change the chain’s speed according to the conditions of your area. Among these conditions are climate, altitude, type of 2-stroke oil, etc.
A guide bar on a chainsaw should be sharpened regularly and should be checked periodically to ensure that the saw is performing at its optimum level. Sawdust can get lodged in the air intake filter, but this problem is not a major problem during normal operation. However, a common accident occurs when the tooth on the guide bar catches a piece of wood. Kickback is a dangerous consequence and can result in a severe injury or even death.