I have never owned a Poulan saw I could honestly say I was the possessor of.
All of them I had high expectations for, and all of them have failed miserably.
My Stihl and Makita (Dolmar made, Germany) are so well made, so well-performing, and so reliable....
There's just no sense in subjecting yourself to the frustration.
My best guess is intermittent coil. About $20 on Amazon. Any other suggestions?
YES - I suggest that you Don't fight it - - sell it to someone else to play with.