Question about Poulan P4018 18Inch 40cc 2Cycle Gas Powered Easy Start Chain Saw With Case
Give the chainsaw a break by turning everything off. Flip off the
on/off switch. Turn the throttle off. Push or pull the choke to the off
position and deal with anything else that might need to be switched off
(off is the key word). Some even suggest removing the spark plug,
pulling the cord a couple of times, then replacing the plug.
By doing all this you will make the saw (and you) more comfortable and start the process of clearing a flooded engine. Just as important, you've given yourself a minute or two more to recoup.
Flooding usually prevents a saw from starting. Flooding is the major cause of a stalled chain saw engine. Flooding is caused by too much gas applied at the wrong time. You need to prevent or remedy the flooding effect. The rebooting step (step #2) will improve this condition. Another suggestion loggers make is pulling the engine's cord through 8 times with all systems off. I don't know if this actually drains the liquid gas or gives a bit more time to counteract the excess liquid gas but I am assured it works. Do it 8 times!
Now. Set the on/off switch in the "on" position. The throttle "on" position should be turned on only as a last resort. Actually, I am told some late-model chainsaws specifically instruct you to tweak the throttle - so do it if instructed. Put the choke to the "on" position. The procedure in step #3 helps clear the engine of too much "liquid" gasoline. Again, putting down the saw down for a cup of coffee or soda will sometimes do the same thing.
OK. Everything should be back on..
Make sure you have the choke in the "on" position. When you do, pull the engine cord several times through until the engine "pops" one time. A pop is a quick audible response and **** by the engine without cranking. Please, NO more than one pop with choke on or you risk another fatal flood.
PLACE THE CHOKE IN THE OFF POSITION NOW!
With the choke in the off position, pull the engine's crank cord through again. The engine should start in 1 to 3 pulls. Try it first without using the throttle control (unless recommended by the manufacturer). Colder weather or a saw just out of storage can complicate these instructions. Here is further advice from an About Forestry Forum poster: "If I haven't gotten a pop in four pulls I transition to the part throttle, no-choke position and if I haven't gotten a start in maybe 8 pulls I return to the choke position for one or two pulls. I am sure this varies with different chainsaws, but you shouldn't have to pull very many times in the choke position, even in cold weather."
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Posted on Nov 17, 2010
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