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I have a poulan chain saw that wont start. Got it to fire

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I have a poulan chain saw that wont start . Got it to fire once and it quit . I have spark at the spark .
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Hello. Thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Joe, how long has it been since your chainsaw performed to your satisfaction?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
About a year
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Did you have gas left inside your fuel tank from a year ago? These are troubleshooting questions.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

Ok. The reason I asked, is because the gas that was left inside your fuel tank turned stale, and is the cause of the problem you are experiencing. To resolve this problem, you will need to replace your fuel hoses, and fuel filter, and also either clean, rebuild, or replace your carburetor.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

The ethanol in old gas, will cause problems.

Expert:  Donald replied 8 months ago.

We can continue from here. Thanks!