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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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My Poulan starts up fine but then runs very irregularly. It

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my Poulan starts up fine but then runs very irregularly. It runs opposite of the throttle trigger.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 5 months ago.
HI, my name is***** will be assisting you.So when you pull the trigger it actually slows down and when you release the trigger it speeds up, if I am understanding your issue correctly.I would look for an air leak between the carburetor and the cylinder(plastic isolator flange loose or cracked, bad gasket).Thank you it has been a pleasure to assist you.Please take a moment to rate your experience.
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
I haven't had a chance to try the suggestion yet. I had this problem one other time and a local authorized service center said that it was the mag. ??? They changed the mag and it didn't help. I have a lot of 2 cycle experience and my instincts tell me that it is an air leak. I was just hoping that it was something else cause I didn't want to dig that deep. You already charged me the balance so consider it done. I'll just have to get into it when I can.
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 5 months ago.
Let me know what you find out when you get a chance to check it out. You can always come back here and continue our conversation at any time.Thank you it has been a pleasure to assist you.

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