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Primer bulb will not fill - Poulan Wild Thing 18" 40cc Gas Chainsaw - P4018WT

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This answer assumes you've put gas mix in the fuel tank.
Unless the saw is new (and possibly even if it is) there are only three things which can cause this:
1) The primer bulb is split or has a small hole in it (they rot and split often, but are not much trouble to replace)
2) The line between the bulb mount and the fuel tank is split or has fallen/been pulled off (this frequently occurs as well)
3) The fuel tank filter has trash on it and is preventing the prime. (this is harder to check and/or fix, but not impossible- and all of these are cheap!)

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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Typical Fuel System (Primer Bulb and fuel lines may not apply)
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3706813-2_cycle_fuel_system_repair

The IPL (exploded parts list) for your saw is the only detail for fuel line routing and it is sketchy at best; components are listed but on multiple illustrations.
Poulan.com
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/POULAN-WEED-EATER/75.59.html
The dash number of your serial number is the type. HTH
Lou

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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