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    Brian Bownds
    I have a Poulan Pro Blower Vac Mulcher. It starts and runs...escalated
    Service & Maintenance Question posted April 13, 2011 by Brian Bownds, last edited February 10, 2012 
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    I have a Poulan Pro Blower Vac Mulcher. It starts and runs but if I shut it off and let it sit more than a few minutes it will not restart. It is only 2 months old and I have only used it a few times. I use premium gas and good quality 2 stroke oil. I can run it as long as I want. I can shut it off and restart it within a minute or two without a problem. If it sits for more than a few minutes it wont start and the carb will not prime/purge, only air stays in the primer bulb. This is a new unit and shouldn't have these kind of problems, do I need to return the unit?
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    • Scott W.

      Thank you for contacting Answer ARMY.

      You can find your local Poulan dealers for sales and service as well as manuals and a place to order parts using the link provided choose the appropriate link at the bottom of the page.

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      Order Parts (This is a third party company not Poulan)  or can contact local dealer.

      Your local dealer is your best and fastest source of information.

      For warranty consideration you should present the unit and your original dated sales receipt to the servicing dealer as well as the problem must be of a warrantable nature (a defect in materials or workmanship), incorrect or old fuel, impact damage, incorrect storage are examples of non warranty. All warranty service must be completed by servicing dealer.

      The symptom you describe is vapor locking, this is common beginning MARCH through the end of MAY and can happen to any and all brands. The reason it is common this time of year is the fuel may still be of a winter blend. Winter blend fuels have more eithers (vapors) this helps the cold weather starts. It is a problem this time of year because those ethers are gassing off even more so because of the heat. I would suggest that you try fresh mixed fuel again. In the US we have 6 seasonal blends a year.

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