Poulan P3314 14" Gas Chain Saw 2.0 Cuin 33CC 2 Cycl - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Rick if you are sure it is fuel related issue, does sound like it may be running out of fuel. Check the fuel filter in the gas tank and replace, also check the fuel tank cap as the vent in it may be plugged,which will cause this issue.
A similar issue to this, is when the muffler screen gets plugged with carbon on some models. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Apr 14, 2016 | 129 views

to a switch or points

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on May 30, 2015 | 66 views

It should be connected to the carburetor by a link and or a spring.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Sep 29, 2014 | 80 views

This could be a lot of things. IF the fuel mixture is not right then the wear on the engine is excessive. Take the spark plug out and see if it is easier to pull. IF it is then the compression is too high and this could be from timing. If neither or those work, the clutch might be bad.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Jun 22, 2014 | 245 views

check the main jet for blockage

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Apr 11, 2014 | 107 views

Sounds like the engine is overheating and seizing. Most of the time this is a cooling or oil problem. Check the cooling fan for debris. Make sure you use the right oil mix.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Oct 18, 2013 | 499 views

Put some oil in its boundary it will open.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Aug 29, 2013 | 74 views


It sounds as though your magneto has gone out of timing. Between the flywheel and the drive shaft there is a small square key that keeps the flywheel from slipping on the driveshaft. The spark coming from the magneto is not causing the spark plug to fire at the exact time it is supposed to. You will need to remove the side cover from the motor, and check to see if the slot in the flywheel and the slot in the driveshaft (where the square key fits) are aligned exactly. if those two slots are not aligned (even a little bit) the saw's engine timing is off. This is caused by the chain being stopped suddenly while you are cutting (for instance if the chain pops off of the chain bar. it will be necessary to remove the flywheel (using a flywheel puller) and replace the key. then reassemble the saw making sure the chain tension is correct and that the magneto to flywheel spacing is correct.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on May 31, 2014 | 182 views

Hi, are you pumping the primer, till it's full, before starting?

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Dec 30, 2012 | 2,338 views

About all you can do when that happens is disassemble it and put it back together after a good cleaning and check for broken parts while you have it apart. Good luck.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Sep 26, 2012 | 173 views

The "L" is your idle setting and the "H" is the wide open fuel setting. After the engine starts and runs a minute adjust the "L" to the smoothest run setting the go full throttle and adjust the "H" the same way.

Hope this helps.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Aug 26, 2012 | 7,632 views

If there is a good spark and fuel getting to the plug there are only two reasons why it will not fire, sheared flywheel key knocking the timing out, or it has partly seized and has low compression.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Aug 12, 2012 | 376 views

I am asuming you are already into the saw and looking at the carb and tank. There are two fuel lines, one gets gas to the carb, the other returns gas to the tank. The 'in' fuel line has to be long enough so you can pull it out the gas fill hole to attach the filter and to rest on the bottom of the tank. (The weight of the filter will keep it on the bottom.) The 'out' line only has to be long enough to go into the tank but not vibrate out. Both should be fairly snug in their holes so gas won't leak out around them. Either line can go through either hole in the tank however, one hole is usually easier for each line to run in without kinking. If you don't know which nipple is which on the carb, put one end of a line on one nipple and the other end in some gas and pump the primer. If it sucks gas up, it's the 'in' nipple, if not it's the 'out' nipple. If you got the 'out' nipple, be sure to check the other to make sure the primer is working properly.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Feb 23, 2012 | 4,118 views

It's simple. Put the round file in the link under the flat piece. It needs to be filing the curved part of the blade.

Hard to explain but VERY easy to do.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Feb 09, 2012 | 85 views

clip_image002.gifFuel components are onthe "Engine Assembly" & "Handle, Chassis, & BarAssembly" detail pages.
Replacement fuel lines can be found at yourlocal chainsaw seller/mechanic. They are different diameters.

Fuel Line Replacement
  • The hose in the tank with the filter on the free end connects directly to the carburetor input connection.
  • If the saw is equipped with a primer bulb, the output line from the carburetor connects to the suction side of the primer (once the bulb is collapsed it draws fuel from the tank through the carburetor to refill the bulb as it inflates).
  • The pressure side of the primer returns displaced fuel to the tank as it is depressed.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Feb 03, 2012 | 1,274 views

I had (and still have) the same problem with the same saw. Like you I took it apart and the spring unwound. The way I finally got it back together was to lie it (spring down) on a flat surface near the edge. I then rewound the spring while holding the white plastice piece in place with a pair of vice grips. Once wound I slid it off the edge of the bench very slowly holding the spring in place with my fingers (carful because if you let it slip it can slice your finger) Then I set it back in holding the hooked end with a screw driver and placing the side opposite the hook in first. I managed on the first try to pop it in place and while it seems to turn and recoil fine when I put the saw back together it still sticks which prompted the repair in the first place.

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Nov 08, 2011 | 3,117 views

Often the cause is a failed fuel pump diaphram. Rebuild the carb... kits about $20. The diaphram works from engine vacuum pulses. Also the little flap type check valves go bad... the ethanol in gas doesn't help this problem...

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Sep 04, 2011 | 498 views

10-12 thousandths (about a business card)

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Sep 03, 2011 | 599 views

40:1 ratio which is equal to 3.2 oz of 2 stroke oil for each gallon of gas

Poulan P3314 14"... | Answered on Sep 01, 2011 | 147 views

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