Consumer Products 9.0 Amp, 14 In. Chainsaw

I have a Homelite UT10926 16″ chainsaw. The motor runs but the chain doesn’t move on the bar. The chain is not too tight. I took the bar and chain off and the axle the chain runs on will not turn – it appears seized. I couldn’t even turn it with pliers. I was using the chainsaw and all was working fine. I stopped to refuel and add barchain oil. When I went to restart the problem occurred out of the blue. Any thoughts?
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Sounds like th clutch brake is engaged. Try Pushing firmly foward on the hand guard in front of the handle. It should click to release the clutch brake.
Let me know if this helps.

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The chain tension may be too tight.

Easy fix, just loosen the bar-retaining nuts and rotate the tensioning screw counterclockwise to the correct tension. Then tighten the nuts back up.

The chainsaw chain should feel snug but still pull freely.
Internal combustion engines can seize up when poor lubrication causes the piston to overheat, expand and come into contact with the cylinder. Seizure affects both 4-stroke and 2-stroke internal combustion engines, and not just in cars, motorcycles and scooters, but in gardening tools too.
STIHL 63 PM3-56 chainsaw chain made in Switzerland with high quality steel. This chain fits Homelite, Poulan, Echo, Craftsman, Remington and others with the same specs.
There is a tension screw located near the base of the bar on the chainsaw. To tighten the chain, turn it clockwise, and to loosen turn it counterclockwise. Don`t over-tighten the chain as this could cause it to break.
Number of teeth on sprocket nose

Sprocket noses with up to 10 teeth have a lower kickback tendency than models with 11 or more teeth. The more teeth the sprocket nose has, the higher the cutting performance. This is especially so when working with the bar nose.

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Chain binds on bar when trying to cut and will not move. If it runs very long the clutch gets hot. Why is it binding?
ANSWER : Have you been putting oil in the lube tank? If you have, and have been making sure it’s using it, then the chain has a bent guide, or the guide in the bar has been bent, or the chain is too tight. They’re pretty simple machines. The possibilities are fairly limited.

I just started up my new 16″ Homelite and the engine starts, but the mechanism that powers the chainsaw isn’t rotating… any suggestions?
ANSWER : The engine needs to be accelerated to make the chain turn. The chain should not be so tight on the bar that you can’t turn it by hand. Make sure the chain brake is off by pulling back on the brake paddle which has a ‘toggle’ effect–it should snap over to the new position. If still having problems, it is time to return for warranty exchange or repair. Hope this helps!

It seems that when the chainsaw gets hot, it shuts down and will not start?
ANSWER : Taking a wild guess at this problem,but you are probably using gas that has ethanol in it
gas with ethanol will burn up a small motor
try using non ethanol gas and see if that fixes problem

Bar chain oil leaking into case when not in use
ANSWER : If you store it somewhere other than a climate controlled building , the changes in temperature can cause the oil to expand out of the saw a little each time the temp. goes up.

try some absorbent cloth

Replace bar and or chain …saw runs but not with the chain
ANSWER : The bar MUST be straight. Soak the chain with penetrating oil. If that doesn’t free it up, replace it. If it is kinked sideways–replace it. Never run a chainsaw with damaged parts.

Drive froze, will start but chain will not move even when loose.
ANSWER : 1. If the engine won’t develop high rpm’s, possiblely chain brake is applied. 2. If not that, likely clutch or sprocket.

Chainsaw comes off what have I done wrong? – McCulloch 16 Inch Gas Chain Saw MCC1635AK
ANSWER : The first thing is check to make sure your chain isn’t twisted and the bar isn’t pinched. Make sure the bar and sprocket line up with each other. And are you tightened down your nuts enough

Homelite 330 chain saw no lubrification to the chain
ANSWER : Allot of times this is caused by dirt plugging up the outlet. Pull the side cover that holds the bar on and clean using carb cleaner and compressed air. You should see a small metal tube or hole where the chain runs at the top, make sure it is clear. If you remove the cain and the bar you can start and rev the saw to make sure oil is weeping, it won’t squirt out.