The saw is running but the chain is not moving on the bar. Can you help me with this
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If you rev the engine and the chain does not spin, either the chain is jammed, or is adjusted to tightly on the bar, or the centrifugal clutch is malfunctioning. With the engine off and leather gloves on, see if the chain will move on the bar, you should be able to move the chain 4 or 5 inches. If you can spin it, the clutch is probably bad. If its stuck, take the housing off over the clutch and make sure the chain is seated on the sprocket and not jammed to the side. Inspect the chain on the bar, there should some slight play in the chain tension. Look for any links that dont flex. This happens to be cause I overtighten the chain to the bar.
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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.
The most common cause of a chainsaw that won`t cut properly is a dull cutting chain. Try sharpening or replacing the chain. Need help finding your model number? The chain may not have the proper amount of tension.
If the clutch pads are worn out, the motor will run, but the clutch pads will not engage the clutch drum. As a result, the chain won`t turn. Make sure that the stop lever is disengaged. If the stop lever is engaged, the chain won`t turn.
The chainsaw chain should feel snug but still pull freely.
The throttle and lock safety feature prevents accidental throttle engagement. Both the throttle and and lock must be pressed in order for the chain to move.
A dirty carburetor, bad gasoline and low-quality two-stroke oil that creates deposits all contribute to chainsaw starting problems.
The fuel line may be clogged from stale fuel deposits, more reasons to cause your chainsaw to cut out when applying throttle. If a fuel line is cracked, it will leak gasoline and draw air from outside into the fuel line. If the line is leaking fuel, it needs to be replaced.
Chainsaw Chain Keeps Moving at Idle – FIX A – Faulty Clutch
Either replace you clutch, clutch spring, or tighten the spring. There could be lots of sawdust or wood chips stuck in the clutch, if so get rid of this.
The chainsaw chain should feel snug but still pull freely.
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I used my brand new Husqvarna chain saw for about 30 minutes then when I pinched the blade a little bit and it kicked back out at me, the chain stopped moving. I can’t even turn it by hand. The engine runs but you can tell it run wide open. and the gear that runs the chain doesn’t move either. Please help.
The chainbrake has actuated, you need to pull the hand gurd fully toward the rear of the machine until you hear the click of the brake unloading.
Chain keeps falling off – Poulan 18" Chain Saw Replbar (small Saws)
Your chain is too loose. If you’re using an old chain, you might need to have a link taken out of it. You can find replacement chains for your saw at Hyperparts.com. Use the application lookup link at the top of the page with your model # to make sure you order the right chain.
I was using the saw as a chain saw last weekend to cut up an old tree stump when the chain came off. I don’t know how to access it to put it back on and don’t have a user manual. The saw belonged to my late father and I don’t know if he even kept the manual.
You will have to remove the cover on the side the chain bar goes into. There should be one or two nuts holding the cover on the side. The is also a chain tension adjuster you may have to loosen to put it back on. Make note of the direction of the teeth on the chain. It is an directional chain. The tension adjuster is usually a flat head screw on the front side right beside the chain bar.Unless it is a really old saw, manuals are available from most manufacturers for free download. See if you can locate a brand name and model number.
What causes the chain on my 240E to jump off the chain bar often, the chain tenson is correct.
Is the bar bent?try and flip it over and see if it falls off the other side if you can see a bend
18″poulan chain saw wont rev up
Carbs dirty need cleaning. try adding some stabil you can buy at auto zone with fresh fuel it may clean itself out w/o having to remove the carb.
Motor runs, but chain does not move – Remington Electric Chain Saw
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.
Husqavarna chain saw wont start it all checks out good its a 460
Remove the spark plug and pull the engine through a number times to expel any accumulated fuel from the crankcase and cylinder. Hold the throttle wide open and choke off while doing this. Lay the spark plug on engine metal (wire attached) and check for spark–it should be blue and snappy. If the engine has a compression release, it may be plugged with carbon–clean or replace. Check the air cleaner and muffler for any plugging. With luck, this should get you running. Hope this helps!
Saw will not run – Remington Electric Chain Saw
Could be a bad power cord, bad switch or bad brushes/springs in the motor. An AC voltmeter is helpful for tracking down these types of problems. Good luck!