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Adjust idle up on poulan pro 42 cc chain saw

I need to adjust idle on my chain saw. It will not idle and needs to be adjusted up. Won't idle when you are not cutting.

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Adjust the low side out another quarter turn first before messing with the idle screw.

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SOURCE: I have Poulan Pro 42 CC 18" Chain Saw. When I

Check to see if you have the chain oriented correctly - it is east to put them on backward without realizing it. Th3e teeth should point forward, with the anti - kickback lug in front of the tooth. Let me know if this helps!!

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go to amazon.com and search for chainsaw adjustment tool

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are you talking about the magneto to the flywheel gap i just use a piece of paper between the two and tighten it

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