Chain saw won't start

Discussion in 'Home Repair' started by Fred, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. Fred

    Fred Guest

    My Poulan Pro 260 LE chain saw won't start after its warm up so I have to
    leave the saw on. The primer bulb is empty, no gas, and won't prime
    regardless how times its pushed - still empty full of air. After a few hours
    the primer bulb starts to fill up with gas and I could start it again. Any
    ideas, TIA.
    Fred, Jun 25, 2005
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  2. Fred

    m Ransley Guest

    Vapor lock, try different regular gas not premium.
    m Ransley, Jun 25, 2005
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  3. Fred

    m Ransley Guest

    I forgot, first check to see if you get spark when the motor is hot by
    removing the plug or plug wire, a bad ignition module can cause that, it
    just happened to me, on old models a bad coil or condenser. When the
    motor is turned off components actualy get temporarily hotter.
    m Ransley, Jun 25, 2005
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  4. Fred

    Fred Guest

    "m Ransley" <> wrote in message
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    > Vapor lock, try different regular gas not premium.
    >


    Could it be bad ring? No problem with other garden tools when priming the
    bulbs using the same gas, just the Poulan.

    Thanks in any case, I'll try a different regular gas.
    Fred, Jun 25, 2005
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  5. Fred

    Guest

    On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 10:27:54 -0700, "Fred" <> wrote:

    >My Poulan Pro 260 LE chain saw won't start after its warm up so I have to
    >leave the saw on. The primer bulb is empty, no gas, and won't prime
    >regardless how times its pushed - still empty full of air. After a few hours
    >the primer bulb starts to fill up with gas and I could start it again. Any
    >ideas, TIA.
    >



    Get yourself an ELECTRIC chainsaw. Gas saws are a pain in the ass. I
    sent ALL of mine to the landfill in an effort to eliminate things from
    my life that tended to piss me off more often than help me. I like
    the electric one. Just plug it in and go....
    , Jun 25, 2005
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  6. Fred wrote:
    > My Poulan Pro 260 LE chain saw won't start after its warm up so I have to
    > leave the saw on. The primer bulb is empty, no gas, and won't prime
    > regardless how times its pushed - still empty full of air. After a few hours
    > the primer bulb starts to fill up with gas and I could start it again. Any
    > ideas, TIA.
    >
    >

    Yeah, the next time you get it hot, turn if off.
    then take off the fuel fill cap, put it back on,
    and immediately try to start it. May work, may
    not. What likely will work, is to dump out the
    hot fuel, and refill with cold fuel. That will
    tell you that some internal venting is not working.
    George E. Cawthon, Jun 25, 2005
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  7. <> wrote in message
    > Get yourself an ELECTRIC chainsaw. Gas saws are a pain in the ass. I
    > sent ALL of mine to the landfill in an effort to eliminate things from
    > my life that tended to piss me off more often than help me. I like
    > the electric one. Just plug it in and go....


    That would make a lot of sense if I had a 2 mile long extension cord to go
    with it.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Jun 25, 2005
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  8. Fred

    m Ransley Guest

    Even running 100 ft of 12ga is a pain in the. At 150 ft you may need
    50lb of 10 ga so you dont overheat and ruin the motor. Electric are no
    fun after 25 ft.
    m Ransley, Jun 25, 2005
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  9. Try Harbor Freight?

    (let me know if this gives you a giggle).

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    "Edwin Pawlowski" <> wrote in message
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    <> wrote in message
    > Get yourself an ELECTRIC chainsaw. Gas saws are a pain in the ass. I
    > sent ALL of mine to the landfill in an effort to eliminate things from
    > my life that tended to piss me off more often than help me. I like
    > the electric one. Just plug it in and go....


    That would make a lot of sense if I had a 2 mile long extension cord to go
    with it.
    Stormin Mormon, Jun 26, 2005
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  10. Fred

    Fred Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 10:27:54 -0700, "Fred" <> wrote:
    >
    >>My Poulan Pro 260 LE chain saw won't start after its warm up so I have to
    >>leave the saw on. The primer bulb is empty, no gas, and won't prime
    >>regardless how times its pushed - still empty full of air. After a few
    >>hours
    >>the primer bulb starts to fill up with gas and I could start it again. Any
    >>ideas, TIA.
    >>

    >
    >
    > Get yourself an ELECTRIC chainsaw. Gas saws are a pain in the ass. I
    > sent ALL of mine to the landfill in an effort to eliminate things from
    > my life that tended to piss me off more often than help me. I like
    > the electric one. Just plug it in and go....


    I did have an electric, but its now in the landfill. It was a pretty good
    saw, although way under power, I just couldn't get parts for it.

    The Milwaukee 6215 suppose to be a pretty good 16" electric chain saw but I
    rather have the Red Neck chain saw with a V8 engine :
    http://www.compfused.com/directlink/154/
    Fred, Jun 26, 2005
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  11. Fred

    Fred Guest

    Great sugesstions, thanks for all the help!
    Fred, Jun 26, 2005
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  12. "Stormin Mormon" <cayoung61-#spamblock*> wrote in message
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    > Try Harbor Freight?
    >
    > (let me know if this gives you a giggle).
    >


    They'd probably still have it plugged in over in China
    Edwin Pawlowski, Jun 26, 2005
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  13. Fred

    Guest

    On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 17:13:12 -0700, "Fred" <> wrote:

    >
    ><> wrote in message
    >news:...
    >> On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 10:27:54 -0700, "Fred" <> wrote:
    >>
    >>>My Poulan Pro 260 LE chain saw won't start after its warm up so I have to
    >>>leave the saw on. The primer bulb is empty, no gas, and won't prime
    >>>regardless how times its pushed - still empty full of air. After a few
    >>>hours
    >>>the primer bulb starts to fill up with gas and I could start it again. Any
    >>>ideas, TIA.
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> Get yourself an ELECTRIC chainsaw. Gas saws are a pain in the ass. I
    >> sent ALL of mine to the landfill in an effort to eliminate things from
    >> my life that tended to piss me off more often than help me. I like
    >> the electric one. Just plug it in and go....

    >
    >I did have an electric, but its now in the landfill. It was a pretty good
    >saw, although way under power, I just couldn't get parts for it.
    >
    >The Milwaukee 6215 suppose to be a pretty good 16" electric chain saw but I
    >rather have the Red Neck chain saw with a V8 engine :
    >http://www.compfused.com/directlink/154/
    >
    >


    If it had a V* engine it WOULD start. It's those goddamn 2 cycle
    engines that never start. As for the electric saw and extension
    cords. I have a FOUR CYCLE 5KW generator. That always starts, because
    its a FOUR CYCLE. Two cycle engines only serve two purposes,
    #1. To piss people off
    #2. To fill landfills
    , Jun 26, 2005
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