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Poulan 2000 won't start

Rebiuld a carb or replace?

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Wandrew640

Wandrew640

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I was recently given a poulan 2000. It will not start. It seems to have good enough compression, it has spark. I'm thinking maybe the carb? I just don't have much experience with them so any help on how to troubleshoot would be great.
 
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It's probably a Walbro WT-20. I doubt you could find new. K10-WAT will be RB kit.
It's also possible to adapt a MS180 carb, which are available for $8, to work on this saw. IIRC, I pulled choke rod out and put nut, bolt, lock washer in. Drilled new throttle rod hole to match old position. Ground down Idle screw for carb box cover clearance.
 
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I'll try putting a little mixed fuel in the carb tomorrow, and where is a good place to get a rebuild kit? Also thanks for the help.
 
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Well when I put a little mixed in the carb it fired up and then died. I checked out the carb a little further no dirt or dust in it, it definitely has a tired looking gasket though. Also when the carb is removed there is a port with a thin metal fin covering it. What is this fin an what is it's purpose? My Husqvarna didn't have one I don't think...


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I can now get it running while choked but when I take the choke off it revs pretty wildly. I had soaked it in seafoam but thoroughly blew it off and dried it after so I don't know if that would cause this or what
 

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It looks like he may have replaced it before giving it to me, when I took it apart it all looked clean, it wasn't hard to suck fuel through the line either
 
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Then just throw in a carb kit and you should be good to go. Those saws take a little bit of cranking to start cold as you need to suck fuel about 6 inches from the tank to the carb.
 
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