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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.

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I have a new Husqvarna chain saw and when it is turn on its side it dies whats wrong.
ANSWER : Its hard to say what is causeing this, there will always be a slight difference in rpm as it moves from side to side, the fuel hose should move in the tank and follow the fuel, if the machine is idling to low it may stop as you turn it, make sure the fuel hose is not trapped in the tank.

Chainsaw chain sprocket won,t turn – Ryobi Factory Reconditioned 18" 40cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered Chain Saw #ZRRY10532
ANSWER : This seems to be a chain brake that’s applied , try turning off chain brake by pulling back on hand guard till a click is felt

some folks moving up from an older saw to a more modern saw are not so familiar with chain brakes and don’t understand them and how they work

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.

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.

Chainsaw is new but chain will not move. Is there a safety feature causing this, or what is the problem?
ANSWER : All machines today will have a chainbrake, this is normally a band that comes around the clutch drum to stop the chain in the event of a kick back, to unlock the brake, pull the hand guard fully back to the top handle until you hear the click of the brake loading, there will be an amount of force required to pull the guard back.

How to replace chainpoulan pro 18" – Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"
ANSWER : First lay the new chain out with the cutter teeth facing forward on top. You should wear gloves because it takes very little to inflict a deep cut with these chains.

Take the tool that came with your saw and loosen the two nuts (don’t take them off yet)that hold the sideplate on over the chain. Leave the saw setting on its bottom.

When the nuts are loose take the screwdriver end of your wrench (or a screwdriver) and loosen the chain quite a bit. Wearing the gloves, make sure when you pull it forward it moves very loose.

Now take the two sidecover nuts all the way off. You’ll see how the chain goes arpound the sproket. Push the bar back toward the sproket until it is loose enough to remove the chain.

The bar will come off too, and it is important to note the small nub that goes in the tensioning hole on the bar near the bottom of the saw, fairly close to the sproket. Keep the chain straight; I hang mine on nails driven into the wall in my shop. You can get them kinked up so that they seem they’ll never straighten out.

Take this time to clean all behind the sidecover itself, and the entire enclosed area. There will be sawdust, twigs, etc. I blow mine off with compressed air, but protect your eyes. Take something, toothpick, Qtip, or the like and clean the groove all the way around the bar, including the oil holes near the rear.

You should now be ready to insert the new chain, putting the bar with the slot lined up with the sidecover bolts, and gently get the chain on the sproket. This may take a couple tries before you get it right. When it is on (you’ll see you have to hold the bar up or it will tip too much) hold the bar in place with the tightener in the hole, and slip the side cover back on. Tighten the nuts just enough to hold the bar in place, then tighten the chain tension screw, while holding the bar. Tighten the side nuts more, until the bar is held in place.

When it is just tight enough to hold the bar but not prevent the bar from moving forward when you tighten it, tighten until you can still move the chain, but there is no visible slack in the chain. You should be able to grab the chain at the bottom and with moderate force pull it away from the bar about a half inch.

I like to pour a little oil on a new chain so it has plenty of lube. The chain will stretch because it is new. Run the saw at about 1/3 throttle for a minute, holding the end close to something to make sure the chain is throwing off a fine thread of oil. Then run it at 1/2 speed about another minute. Rev it a few times, make a practice cut or two, and it should by now need another slight tightening.

Good luck!

Sirwriter

Chain doesn’t move
ANSWER : Sounds like the clutch is slipping due to oil collected on the inside of the clutch drum. Wash out the entire clutch assembly with spray carburetor cleaner and let dry. Make sure the chain can be turned freely by hand, but the chain doesn’t droop from the lower bar edge. Hope this helps!

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!