Pro 16-Inch 38 cc Anti-Vibration Chainsaw #PP3516AVX

Experienced gardeners share their insights in answering this question :
1. If the engine won’t develop high rpm’s, possiblely chain brake is applied. 2. If not that, likely clutch or sprocket.

How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

We provide a variety of viewpoints on how to identify and fix common gardening problems. Our sources include academic articles, blog posts, and personal essays from experienced gardeners :

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.

There are three main reasons for a chain to come off: Incorrect bar and/or chain for the saw; check to be sure that you are using the proper chain pitch, gauge and number of drive links to match the guide bar. Chain not properly tensioned; It is normal for a new chain to stretch and require frequent adjustment.
To stop your chainsaw from getting stuck, make a cut on top of the log or tree that`s preferably one-third of the log`s diameter. Use your chainsaw to cut from the underside until you meet the initial top cut. Always stand on the side when cross-cutting to prevent injury.
The chainsaw chain should feel snug but still pull freely.
The chainsaw chain should feel snug but still pull freely.
The chain may not have the proper amount of tension. If the adjustment screw is too loose, the chain may not make good contact with the wood. If the chain is too tight, the chain may not rotate at the proper speed, causing the chain not to cut properly. To adjust the chain, tighten or loosen the adjustment screw.

Discover Relevant Questions and Answers for Your Specific Issue

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

After a few months in storage, my saw will start, but the chain seems stuck – I can[‘t move it with my fingers, and when I gas up the engine, the chain doesn’t move & the engine stalls. There’s no rust, plenty of oil – everything is clean.
ANSWER : Release the chain tension adjuster and push the bar inward to make sure it moves. This is an auto-set tension adjustment and should set itself so that the chain can be be moved by hand. The chain oil on the bar may have gelled enough to prevent chain movement. A spray of WD-40 around the chain perrimeter would probably loosen the chain as well. Hope this helps!

My chainsaw starts when there is no bar and chain on it but when I put the bar chain and side casing back on tighten the chain and pull the starter cord it is hard to pull and then the chain goes loose again
ANSWER : Have you just replaced the chain?If so there is a possibility the chain and drive sprocket don’t match causing the engaging spurs to ride on the sprocket teeth

Chain keeps coming off – Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw 2.5 Cuin
ANSWER : Open the chain guard.Once there look for a bolt that hold the chain plate.The chain plate has a large groove and the bolt.djust the chain by plull to the front until the chain is tight,but not too much,just test by hand if is move freely but tight.Reverse the procedure.If you need more help come back.Post / thumbs / testimonial are welcome!

Cannot tighten the chain bar
ANSWER : Make sure the bar is positioned on the bar adjusting pin before you tighten cover. Adjust tension with bar adjusting screw, then tighten bar bolts.

How do I tighten my chain? its too loose and keeps falling off.
ANSWER : Mike’s answer might do it. My saw has a feature in the Chain Bar to turn right or left to move the Bar in or out. Loosen those same nut Mike wrote about, but now turn the Bar Feature (gear) to adjust, and then tighten the two nuts.

I am having problems with the chain coming off the guide rail of a Husqvarna 345. A new rail and chain was put on the saw recently. When the chain came off last time I noticed a lot of wear on the teeth that sit in the guide rail – in some cases the teeth were almost worn away altogether. The chain is getting oil. What could be causing this – I am wondering if the chain should be tighter.
ANSWER : It is possible that the clutch sprocket teeth are badly worn causing extra wear on the drive teeth of the chain. Remove the bar and chain to check the sprocket–you can determine the wear by comparing the area where the chain runs to the edges of the sprocket that are relatively unworn. If the sprocket requires replacement, the chain should be replaced as well. The chain normally should be loose enough that the chain can be moved by hand, but it should not droop from the lower bar edge. Check the chain oiling by running the bar tip at speed near some cardboard–it should throw off a thin line of oil after a moment or two. There should be an oil volume adjustment screw located on the under side of the case near the chain return area–turn CCW to increase flow. Hope this helps!

Chain saw chain is loose
ANSWER : Loosen the side cover nuts, then turn the adjuster CW to bring the chain up to the lower edge of the bar, then check to see if the chain will move fairly easily by hand. Tighten the clamp nuts and recheck tension. If chain seems to get loose quickly again, it may not be sharpened correctly causing heat to build in the chain. You should see no reflection of light from the cutting edges if filed correctly and the saw should require very little pressure for it to cut rapidly. Hope this helps!

Motor runs, but chain does not move – Remington Electric Chain Saw
ANSWER : Check to see if the chain is on the sprocket to do this you will probably have to remove the side cover on the saw if chain is on sprocket and still will not move then you may have a sheared key in the key way if this saw has one, if it does you should be able to see the key way on the end of the shaft coming out of the motor. there should be a nut that holds the sprocket in place if that nut is loose and the shaft is splined instead of having a key way the the sprocket could slip while the motor is turning.