How To Fix A Poulan Pro 295 Chainsaw That Won’t Idle
How do you do when your Poulan Pro 295 chainsaw has a hard time idling and if it tops when it is hot, it simply will not start again.
It seems to start fine but off the choke, it does struggle to idle if you do keep the RPMs(Rotate Per Minute) up high enough, you can cut wood. And if it does stop, it will not start again.
Step 1: The first thing you need to do is check the air filter. Take the top cover off and take a look at the air filter and see if there is a problem with it.
Step 2: If the air filter is good, you need to check the carburetor. You need to take off the air filter base first. Remove the two long bolts that go through the air filter base to make things easier. On Poulan Pro 295 chainsaw, the air filter base is unfortunately connected to the throttle cable. So you need to disconnect the carb from the engine first. You have to remove the fuel line followed by the choke lever, the throttle linkage and any gasket or plates that might come along with the carburetor.
Step 3: Remove the top plate on the carb, that is where the pumping diaphragm is. If there is debris on the top of the pumping diaphragm, clean it and then remove the diaphragm to check if there are more debris underneath it and inside the carburetor. Then reinstall the top portion of the carburetor after cleaning.
Step 4: Take off the bottom plate of the carburetor which is where the metering diaphragm is. Tiny amount of debris on the other diaphragm can cause running problems, but a wart metering diaphragm would probably cause it though. The wrinkles on the outermost part of the diaphragm could definitely affect its overall performance. So it is better to replace it with a new one.
Step 5: put all parts of the carb back together and reinstall the carb into the chainsaw. Reinstall the fuel line followed by the throttle linkage and then the bolts. Make sure that all the gaskets and the plates are where they are supposed to be. Before stabbing the carb to the engine and before you tighten the bolts completely to the carb, you need to reconnect the choke lever to the carb. Then replace the air filter and make sure the fuel line is in its clip, making the line out of the way of adjustment screw.
Step 6: The last step is put the top cover back on and try to start your chainsaw.