18-inch Electric Chainsaw Chain Saws

Hello, I have a Ryobi chainsaw PCN 4545. The brake appears to have been binding and the resulting over heating has melted the internal casing. Is this repairable and is this a common fault. Thanks for any help/advice.Richie.
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Yes, chainsaws can overheat but it shouldn`t happen under normal conditions. If the engine is running too hard or if it doesn`t get sufficient ventilation or lubrication it can quickly overheat, which can lead to malfunction.
Running Too Lean (air+fuel)

Smoking is an indication that your carburetor isn`t getting enough fuel and too much air. This condition is dangerous for your engine because overheating can cause the piston rings to fail and self-destruct.

Over time, the spark arrestor can become clogged with soot. If the spark arrestor is clogged, the chainsaw may run stall or run rough. To unclog the spark arrestor, remove it and clean it with a wire brush. You can also replace the spark arrestor.
If your electric chainsaw won`t start, try examining it for these issues: Not pressing the safety button at the same time as the trigger. Tripped electrical breaker (for corded chainsaws) Frayed or damaged electrical cord (for corded chainsaws)
Yes, electric cars can overheat. As batteries discharge, they generate heat, and under harsh conditions, the heat generated can be too much for the vehicle`s components.
It ultimately comes down to the factors listed above (especially maintenance). That being said, you can expect a quality chainsaw to last you at least 10 years or more. But if you take care of it, I know people who have saws that have lasted 20-30 years and even longer.
This most commonly is a result of a dull chain and exerting to much pressure on the bar and chain trying to make the chain saw cut. This could also be either a lack of bar and chain oil ( tank empty, restricted oiler hole ) or an inferior type of oil that is being slung off the chain and not lubricating.

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Ryobi PCN 4545 starts perfectly but chain will not turn.
Can you help?
ANSWER : Hi, have you released the chainbrake? Regards Phil.

I have a ryobi chain saw PCN 4545 – won’t fire. Is there soemthing simple I’m not doing. Has worked efficiently for 2 years. Don’t think it’s flooded. Does it have a spark plug ? Would appreciate soem advice Peter Taylor
ANSWER : A COMMON PROBLEM FOR A CHAINSAW OVER 2 YEARS OF AGE IT IS USUALLY THAT A WIRE HAS BUSTED THAT NEEDS REPLACING CHECK FOR ASSISTANCE IN THE MANUAL IF YOU STILL HAVE IT THERE SHOULD BE AND AFTER CARE PHONE NUMBER FOR FURTHER ASSSISTANCE

No local Ryobi dealer; what other brand chains will fit my 18″ Ryobi ?
ANSWER : Any saw service dealer can fit a chain to your saw. ‘Oregon’ saw makes bars/chains for about any saw made in the last 50 years or so. Just take the chain itself in to get a replacement. Good luck!

Im having trouble starting my 2 stroke chainsaw. I follow the instructions but it wont fire over it sounds like its just about to but wont.
ANSWER : Here is a Link to one of my Tips:http://www.fixya.com/support/r6081405-cleaning_small_engie_carburetorGood Luck!Jim

The oil tank is full on my ryobi rcs 1835 chainsaw, but the oil isn’t coming through to the chain.
ANSWER : Your oil pump is out you will have to replace it

Tension adjustment screw for ryobi rcs4046c chainsaw
ANSWER : Augmented agents 01614773388 may be able to assist

I have a PCN 4040 chainsaw, whilst giving it a clean and test run prior to use it strted to smoke, upon investigation I found the brake to be sticking. How can I cure the sticking brake??
ANSWER : I have seen bragging brake problems with other Ryobis. Have you cleaned it? Have you contacted Ryobi about a recall? Please reply below.
Lou

Switch keeps cutting out. Have used the chainsaw for about an hour in total. Is there anyone in South Australia who repairs these things????
ANSWER : Service Locator
http://uk.ryobitools.eu/service-agents-ryobi.htm

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