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    Joe
    I just bought Poulan P3500 and it doesnt start. Any...Answered
    Service & Maintenance Question posted June 19, 2010 by Joe, last edited February 10, 2012 by HusqvarnaAnswerArmy Silver 
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    Question:
    I just bought Poulan P3500 and it doesnt start. Any suggestion?

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    Husqvarna

    Hey Joe,

    Here are some starting points for you...

    STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a warm engine after running out of fuel)

    1. Set unit on a flat surface.
    2. Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
    3. Move choke lever to the FULL CHOKE position.
    4. Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and hold through all remaining steps.
    5. Pull starter rope handle sharply until engine sounds as if it is trying to start, but do not pull rope more than 6 times.
    6. As soon as engine sounds as if it is trying to start, move choke lever to HALF CHOKE position.
    7. Pull starter rope sharply until engine runs, but no more than 6 pulls.

      NOTE: If the engine doesn’t start after 6 pulls (at the HALF CHOKE position), move the choke lever to the FULL CHOKE position and press the primer bulb 6 times. Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger and pull the starter rope 2 more times. Move the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position and pull the starter rope until the engine runs, but no more than 6 pulls. If the engine still doesn't start, it is probably flooded. Proceed to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.

    8. Once the engine starts, allow it to run 10 seconds, then move the choke lever to the RUN position. Allow the unit to run for 30 more seconds at RUN before releasing the throttle trigger. NOTE: If engine dies with the choke lever in the RUN position, move the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position and pull the rope until engine runs, but no more than 6 pulls.

    STARTING A WARM ENGINE

    1. Move the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position.
    2. Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger. Keep throttle trigger fully squeezed until the engine runs smoothly.
    3. Pull starter rope sharply until engine runs, but no more than 6 pulls.
    4. Allow engine to run 15 seconds, then move the choke lever to RUN.

      NOTE: If engine has not started, pull starter rope 5 more pulls. If engine still does not run, it is probably flooded.

    STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE

    Flooded engines can be started by placing the choke lever in the RUN position; then, pull the rope to clear the engine of excess fuel. This could require pulling the starter handle many times depending on how badly the unit is flooded.

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    • Brandon M.

      Hey Joe, thank you for using Answer Army.  Without seeing your new unit, I would have to recommend you to refer to your Owner's Manual.  There are several start up suggestions along with troubleshooting guides.  If that does not work then you may want to contact your local servicing dealer to help resolve any issue.  Thanks again for using Answer Army.

    • Husqvarna

      Hey Joe,

      Here are some starting points for you...

      STARTING A COLD ENGINE (or a warm engine after running out of fuel)

      1. Set unit on a flat surface.
      2. Slowly press the primer bulb 6 times.
      3. Move choke lever to the FULL CHOKE position.
      4. Squeeze the throttle trigger fully and hold through all remaining steps.
      5. Pull starter rope handle sharply until engine sounds as if it is trying to start, but do not pull rope more than 6 times.
      6. As soon as engine sounds as if it is trying to start, move choke lever to HALF CHOKE position.
      7. Pull starter rope sharply until engine runs, but no more than 6 pulls.

        NOTE: If the engine doesn’t start after 6 pulls (at the HALF CHOKE position), move the choke lever to the FULL CHOKE position and press the primer bulb 6 times. Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger and pull the starter rope 2 more times. Move the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position and pull the starter rope until the engine runs, but no more than 6 pulls. If the engine still doesn't start, it is probably flooded. Proceed to STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE.

      8. Once the engine starts, allow it to run 10 seconds, then move the choke lever to the RUN position. Allow the unit to run for 30 more seconds at RUN before releasing the throttle trigger. NOTE: If engine dies with the choke lever in the RUN position, move the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position and pull the rope until engine runs, but no more than 6 pulls.

      STARTING A WARM ENGINE

      1. Move the choke lever to the HALF CHOKE position.
      2. Squeeze and hold the throttle trigger. Keep throttle trigger fully squeezed until the engine runs smoothly.
      3. Pull starter rope sharply until engine runs, but no more than 6 pulls.
      4. Allow engine to run 15 seconds, then move the choke lever to RUN.

        NOTE: If engine has not started, pull starter rope 5 more pulls. If engine still does not run, it is probably flooded.

      STARTING A FLOODED ENGINE

      Flooded engines can be started by placing the choke lever in the RUN position; then, pull the rope to clear the engine of excess fuel. This could require pulling the starter handle many times depending on how badly the unit is flooded.