Re: Craftsman 16 Inch
There is two adjustments for idle speed on most of these Poulans. One is a mixture adjustment and one is idle speed. You could adjusting the mixture instead of the idle speed. Depending on the actual setup it can be another problem like an air leak that causing the high idle. A few these saws I need to enrich the idle mixture to slow them down.
We really need the Craftsman model number as they have started using some MTD engines to see how the little chainsaw is setup.
Being a two cycle it would preferable you let a good two cycle tech check out the chainsaw as the problem can be caused by multiple problems such as a simple adjustment, carburetor that cleaning and repaired kit, or even leaky crankcase seal. Either one of these can lead to lean burn problems and you can destroy the engine running it too lean. The same result of straight gassing one except it takes longer to do the damage then it is a new saw.