Asked by: Raul Mures
asked in category: General Last Updated: 8th May, 2020

How do you install a primer bulb on a Poulan chainsaw?

This article provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the primer (purge bulb) on a Poulan chainsaw.
  1. Let's get started.
  2. Remove the top cover.
  3. Remove the starter assembly.
  4. Remove the air filter housing.
  5. Remove the carburetor.
  6. Remove the purge bulb.
  7. INSTALLING THE NEW PRIMER BULB [top] 7.
  8. Install the purge bulb.

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Moreover, can you run a chainsaw without a primer bulb?

No, it won't work depending on the engine design. Without going into details the primer bulb forces fuel to the carb jets and not the engine directly. It also forces pressure and vacuum. Without the bulb your carb will be flooded on a permanent basis.

Subsequently, question is, how do you install a primer bulb? Reviewing these steps will likely help with primer bulb replacements on other engines.

  1. Access the carburetor.
  2. Unscrew the two carburetor mount screws.
  3. Remove the old primer bulb.
  4. Clean the carburetor and primer bulb components.
  5. Install the new primer bulb.
  6. Remount the carburetor.

Accordingly, should primer bulb outboard stay hard?

Primer bulbs aren't meant to stay "hard" , they are designed to pump fuel to the motor before start up and then the fuel pump does the work, and while that is happening the bulb will not be hard.

Where do the fuel lines go on a Poulan chainsaw?

There are multiple fuel lines found on most small engines. At a minimum, there will be a line carrying fuel from the tank to the carburetor, and a second line returning excess fuel from the carburetor to the fuel tank. Many models have a remote purge bulb, which adds a third line between the bulb and the carburetor.

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