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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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My Poulan Pro PP4218A Chainsaw won't start. I cut down two

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My Poulan Pro PP4218A Chainsaw won't start. I cut down two small trees (6" in diameter) today and then tried restarting the chainsaw. I can't pull the starter cord out at all. This is a brand new chainsaw. Today was the first day I used it.
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: Yes it is full.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: nothing more than I have already shared
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Why would the shut off valve be closed? I just used the cvhainsaw to cut down two trees.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I am connected to a service technician??????
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Sorry I meant "Am I connected to a service technician?"
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
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Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! I don't know it all, but maybe together we can get you a satisfactory answer!

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks Curtis.

Remove the spark plug and see if the rope will pull. If not, the engine may be seized. Were you using the premixed fuel?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I am using pre-mixed fuel. The engine is brand new. Today is the first day I have used this brand new chainsaw. I cut two trees down and shut it off. when I attempted to restart it, I could not pull out the start cord
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'll go and pull the spark plug out . Be right back.


Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I can't get the spark plug out. I'll have to purchase the right sized sparkplug wrench tomorrow. I suspect that this brand new chainsaw is seized up. UGH.
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks Curtis. Good night.

OK> Let me know!

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