How to Repair the Starter on a Chainsaw
This article outlines the steps needed to fix a broken starter on a chainsaw. Whether the rope won't recoil, won't pull, or has snapped off, this repair should help you get to the root of the problem.
How to Tune and Maintain a Chainsaw
This article outlines the proper techniques for cleaning and tuning your chainsaw. It explains how you can clean your saw and replace the air filter, fuel filter and spark plug as part of the saw's an...
I have looked through all the different type numbers of the Poulan P3314. It looks like they don't supply the springs separate from the clutch, It looks like you will need to order the clutch assembly, part number 530057907.
To assist you with replacement of the fuel lines on your chainsaw. We have prepared an article and video on that subject. It shows three different types of carburetors, I'm sure one of them will be similar to yours. I hope it will help you with your repair. Here is the link to it.
Replace the oil pump..Or just try to clean it out but I have been through this and it worked for about ten minutes and I ended up just replacing the pump and works fine now. They are not very expensive (35.00-40.00) and only takes about ten minutes. Get a beer and a table or the tail gate of you truck should be fine. Take off the side cover remove the bar and chain. Clean everything up... air compressor is best a paint brush and rag works good if you do not have a air compressor. Take the top plastic cover (three screws on top of the saw). Pull the spark plug and feed a piece of rope into the cylinder. This will bind up saw so you can remove the clutch. I use a pull start rope from my old lawn mower and keep it in my saw box for this reason. This size and kind of rope seems to work best. Now you need to remove the clutch. There is an arrow on the clutch that tells you which way to turn it to get it off. This can sometimes be tricky but don't give up. I'm sure there is a tool for this and I keep saying that I'm going to make something. I use the handle of a good strong pair of pliers and turn the plier with a pair of vice grips. When you see the clutch you'll figure out something to use to loosen it and spin it off. Un-spin the clutch and remove the clutch drum by just sliding it off the spindle. Be careful because there is a bushing with needle bearings. The bearings are in there pretty good and wont just fall out. If you want to replace that you can 14.00 or so. There is also a plastic drive gear for the pump that just lifts out , replace it too 6.00 or so. Take off the metal cover I think it's just one screw. When you remove the cover you may see a lot of saw dust and oil all packed inside. If you have an air compressor just blow it all out. The oil pump is right there and is simply removed with one screw. clean every thing up put the new pump in put everything back together and you should be back in business.
I have a Poulan P3314 chainsaw that has been sitting for a while. I have two problems: it initially started, but it would die whenever I squeezed the throttle. It finally quit and refused to start. When I checked the fuel tank, I found the fuel filter loose in the tank. I ordered a filter and tubing from Poulan. I am not sure where to put the tubing. There is a small, rotten piece of tubing coming from the back end of the tank. There also appears to be a fitting on the front end. Where do I install the tubing and how? Do you think this was the cause of my problem? I would have thought the engine might have still run whether or not there was a filter connected.
I have the same problem with my Poulin P3314, though it had not been sitting for a while, and has been in use several times this year. I also noticed that the filter was loose in the tank. I replaced the rotten fuel line and re-attached the filter. It is still quitting though when I squeeze the trigger. It seems like a fuel problem, but I'm at a loss as to the cause.
My saw dies when I press throttle.
I have done the following:
1. Removed carb. Cleaned with Laq Thin. And blew out with comp.air.
2. Cleaned & Checked fuel filter.
3. Cleaned Air Filter.
4. Reset fuel jet? 1 1/2 turns.
5. Assured chain gear is runs free.
6. Checked Spark plug OK and electrical OK
7.Gas cap? seems ok -- I think I can Blow a little air thru it.
Low and High have not been touched since it ran, or ever for that matter.
Gas lines seem Ok and fitted well onto carb. No apparent leaks.
What am I Missing?
I had the same problem and still do. There is a rubber hose behind the air filter to the carb that keeps breaking from motor heat. I have replaced it many times with home remedy's but have found nothing to last.
Reply: Poulan 3314 Chainsaw Problem
Remove the exhaust and clean the screen. You may have to scrape it out and clean it with some gas or carb cleaner. If you run 90 or higher octane gas in your saw you won't have this problem. Some saws have a threaded screen on the exhaust port that may have to be cleaned as well.
Many chainsaws can be temperamental top start after being run and then sitting for a few minutes. I would suspect that the saw is now flooded. Typically a "hot" saw, one that has been run in the last hour or so, will not need to be choked when restarted. You will simply turn the saw on and pull the start rope. If it doesn't start within about four pulls then add some choke. If a hot saw is choked when it doesn't need it then it will flood almost immediately.
There are a couple of things you can try to get your flooded saw started. The first is to turn the ignition on, make sure that the saw is NOT choked and hold the throttle all of the way open. Now with the throttle still open attempt to start the saw. You may need to pull the starter rope up to 20 times or so to get the cylinder to clear and the saw to start. The saw will run very smokey for a bit but that will clear up as the oil is burned out of the exhaust.
If the first method doesn't work then you will need to try the following. First remove the spark plug. The spark plug will likely be very wet with gas. Dry the spark plug using an air compressor. Now use a nozzle on your compressor that will fit tightly onto the spark plug hole in the cylinder. Slowly pull on the starter rope while blowing air into the cylinder. The air will pass through the cylinder and out the exhaust, carrying the excess fuel with it. Now reassemble the saw and try starting it like you normally would from a cold start.