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Poulan Pro Chainsaw Won't Start

The chainsaw small engine often has a separate model number. Use the small engine model number for a complete list of symptoms and parts. Watch our model # lookup video for help finding the model number.

PP4620AVX

The 5 most common part(s) or condition(s) which cause the symptom Chainsaw won't start are listed below starting with the most likely. Check or test each item and watch any available videos.

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Spark Plug - Part # 1863323 Mfg Part # 859

Spark Plug

RepairClinic Item # 1863323 Aftermarket (Non-OEM) part

Every chainsaw relies on a spark plug to ignite the air-fuel mixture for proper combustion. Over time the electrode on the spark plug will burn away and the engine does not start. If the engine does not start, remove and inspect the spark plug. If there is any doubt that the plug is working properly replace it.

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Carburetor - Part # 1995852 Mfg Part # 545013503

Carburetor

RepairClinic Item # 1995852

If the chainsaw won't start, the carburetor might be clogged or have bad fuel in the float bowl. If old fuel was left in the chainsaw for a long time some of the volatile ingredients may have evaporated, leaving a thicker, stickier product that is more like varnish or shellac. This sticky fuel can clog up the small jets and ports in the carburetor and it can be difficult to burn making it hard to start the engine. The only solution is to drain the old fuel from the float bowl and thoroughly clean the carburetor with carburetor cleaner. If that isn't effective, replace the entire carburetor.

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Ignition Coil - Part # 1995879 Mfg Part # 545063901

Ignition Coil

RepairClinic Item # 1995879

If the chainsaw engine does not start the spark plug may not be getting voltage. Power to the spark plug is provided by the ignition coil. The ignition coil is mounted next to the flywheel. As the flywheel spins an electrical current is induced by the ignition coil. If the ignition coil is defective it will need to be replaced, it is not serviceable.

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Rewind Spring - Part # 1995846 Mfg Part # 545008013

Rewind Spring

RepairClinic Item # 1995846

The recoil starter assembly has a rewind spring which spins the pulley backward to rewind the starter rope. If the rewind assembly is broken the rope will not rewind and the engine does not start.

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Recoil Starter - Part # 1988148 Mfg Part # 530071966

Recoil Starter

RepairClinic Item # 1988148

If pulling the recoil starter assembly handle doesn't engage with the engine and the engine does not start. Repair or replace the recoil starter assembly.

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