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Poulan String trimmer won't start

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Solution 1:
Spark Plug
Inspect the spark plug for signs of wear or damage. If the porcelain insulator is cracked, an electrode is burned away or damaged, or there is heavy carbon buildup at the electrode, replace the spark...
Required Part
String Trimmer Spark Plug
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Solution 2:
Carburetor
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the string trimmer for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may...
Required Part
String Trimmer Carburetor
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Solution 3:
Carburetor Repair Kit
The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the string trimmer for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may...
Required Part
String Trimmer Carburetor Repair Kit
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Solution 4:
Rewind Spring
When the starter rope is pulled and released, the rewind spring recoils the starter rope onto the rewind pulley. If the rewind spring is broken, the rope won’t be able to recoil onto the pulley. As a...
Required Part
String Trimmer Rewind Spring
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Solution 5:
Rewind Pulley and Spring
The rewind spring might be broken. When the starter rope is pulled and released, the rewind spring recoils the starter rope onto the rewind pulley. If the rewind spring is broken, the rope won’t be...
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String Trimmer Rewind Pulley and Spring
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Solution 6:
Recoil Starter
The recoil starter assembly engages the crankshaft to turn over the engine. If the recoil starter assembly is defective, the engine won't start. Remove the starter assembly and inspect it to...
Required Part
String Trimmer Recoil Starter
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Solution 7:
Recoil Starter Pulley
The recoil starter pulley winds up the starter rope when the rope is not in use. If the recoil pulley is broken or stuck, it won't be able to rewind the starter rope. As a result, the engine won't...
Required Part
String Trimmer Recoil Starter Pulley
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Solution 8:
Fuel Filter
The fuel filter might be clogged. A clogged fuel filter is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the string trimmer for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may...
Required Part
String Trimmer Fuel Filter
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Solution 9:
Spark Arrestor
The spark arrestor is a small screen that prevents the engine from emitting sparks. Over time, the spark arrestor can become clogged with soot. If the spark arrestor is clogged, the engine may not...
Required Part
String Trimmer Spark Arrestor
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Solution 10:
Air Filter
The air filter may be clogged. If the air filter is clogged, the engine will get too much fuel and not enough air. As a result, the engine may not start. If the air filter is clogged, replace it.
Required Part
String Trimmer Air Filter
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