Electric Chain Saw

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Yes, electric chainsaws require oil to lubricate the chain.

Although the motor does not require gas or any fuel additive, the chain will require `bar and chain` oil.

Typically a chainsaw with a shorter bar around 14” and smaller is enough for property maintenance, trimming, pruning, and cutting down broken tree limbs. On the other hand, cutting down small trees, thick branches, and cleaning up storm damage will need a longer bar around 16”-20” to make the job easier and safer.
If you run a chainsaw without bar oil, it`s likely that the chain will heat up and eventually break. This can cause extensive damage to the chainsaw and may even require a new chain and bar. It`s imperative that you use the correct amount of bar oil.
Unlike the chains on gas chainsaws, which will rotate even when the saw`s engine is idling, the chains on electric saws won`t spin unless you press the trigger. That means that you need to disengage the chain brake on an electric saw in order for it to start and spin.

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White smoke came from chainsaw now wont work – Poulan 14" Electric Chainsaw
ANSWER : Unit is flooded out Remove the plug and clean it or replace it and blow compressed air into plug hole to remove excess fuel.

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Won't start – Homelite Consumer Products 9.0 Amp, 14 In. Chainsaw
ANSWER : In my dealings with electric chainsaws if you try to cut wood too big in diameter the electric motor burns out and you will net to replace the saw

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<!– from fixya rte –>How far to turn idle screw out after rebuild – Poulan 14 Woodshark Chainsaw
ANSWER : You’ll have to do a visual on this one. But you turn it out until the throttle plate just starts to move, where it can get a little air. This is the initial start position and you can fine tune afterwards.

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McCullough chainsaw won't start – McCulloch Quality Mcc1435a 14" Gas 35cc 2 Cycle Chainsaw Full Warranty
ANSWER : If it’s a old saw..The seal goes out on the crank next to the clutch,it’s called a grease seal, it loses the suction needed to pull fuel in to the engine, can be a tricky one to replace, but will spark a old saw back to life. You may want to replace both crankshaft seals ..First try a few drops of gas down the carb, if it pops off you know it’s a fuel issue

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Troubleshooting chainsaw hit some dirt now wont cut and smokes at chain little oil to bar and chain
ANSWER : You need to clean the chainsaw areas where the dirt has gone with a water hose. You may have clogged up the oil thing that puts oil on the chain. Hope this helps! And yes, dirt will make a chain dull. You might have to replace the chain or have it sharpened.

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Do i mix oil with my fuel – Homelite Consumer Products 9.0 Amp, 14 In. Chainsaw
ANSWER : It states your saw as an electric saw. So no you don’t even add fuel.
Your power comes from electrical power.

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My micro xxv has been idle for several years, now I ‘d like to get it going again. Do I need to do more than fresh fuel?
ANSWER : Absolutely! Check to make sure that you are getting fire at the plug before moving on to my Tips. If you don’t get spark at the plug, then you have a bad Ignition Coil (Module).

Here are a couple of my Tips that you will definitely need to check: http://www.fixya.com/support/r6078121-fuel_line_relacement_trimmer_weedeater

Jim

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Chain turns but comes loose and burns at wood. also get alot of smoke from chain area
ANSWER : Insufficent chain oil to the bar, check there is oil in the oil tank, remove the bar and clean out the delivery hole in the bar.

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