Help please - chainsaw starts fine but dies when given gas
The chainsaw is pretty new, a Poulan 16".
Normal starting routine - prime, choke, pull about 3 times til it fires a little, then push choke off, pull a few more times till it starts. At that stage there is an automatic fast idle going. If it was running fine, I'd let that fast idle go 30 sec or so til warmed up, then pull the throtle which kicks off the auto fast, and it should drop into a normal idle mode, ready to start cutting.
But now the auto fast stage seems a little fast (maybe not).. When I give it any gas it dies almost instantly. Sometimes I can keep it struggling for a minute by pulling the throtle on and off constantly, but it basically dies.
Any ideas? It seems too new to need anything. The gas has been sitting for 6 mos.