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Oil System Plugged.
Remove the clutch cover, bar and chain. Clean the oiler hole and channel. Start the saw and see if it oils when revved up. If yes reassemble your saw.
If no a blunted, hooked piece of wire can be used to pull the hose in the oil tank out. I recommend the filter be replaced. Work your way through the linkage cleaning and replacing any defective parts as you go. Carefully check the hoses for cracks especially at connections. If equipped with an oil pump it is usually behind the clutch (probably left handed thread). Please make extensive notes & some digital pictures will help during reassembly. GLLou
You are not the one to have problems with teh oiler on a 361. Talk to your dealer, there may be an unannouced recall.

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There is a Debris Obstruction in the Oiling System. Occasionally saw dust can get in the system and clog one of the various conduits the oil needs to flow through. This is one of the most common reasons for a bar and chain not getting oil, and it is fairly simple to fix.
The most common reasons why your automatic oiler isn`t working are: Your chainsaw`s oil tank is empty. The chainsaw oiler is clogged. The oil pump is broken.
Naturally, the chain of your chainsaw will need to be oiled well to function perfectly. To make sure that it functions well, grab some WD-40 Multi-Use-Product. WD-40 works great for both – rust prevention and lubrication.
What Happens If You Run a Chainsaw Without Bar Oil? 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.
One tell-tale sign that a chainsaw has flooded is the smell of fresh petrol near the muffler. To ascertain whether this is indeed the problem, simply disassemble the part, pull the starter cord as if you were switching on the engine, then dry it, reassemble it and try switching it on again.
What Happens If You Run a Chainsaw Without Bar Oil? 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.
To clean, dismantle the saw chain and the guide bar. Use a file gauge to remove the oil and dirt residue from the oil outlet channel, the oil inlet hole and the groove. A high-quality resin solvent also does a good job here. Any ridges that have formed can be removed with a guide bar dressing tool.
To clean, dismantle the saw chain and the guide bar. Use a file gauge to remove the oil and dirt residue from the oil outlet channel, the oil inlet hole and the groove. A high-quality resin solvent also does a good job here. Any ridges that have formed can be removed with a guide bar dressing tool.

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The automatic oiler it is not working what should you do to fix it
ANSWER : 1-Try to clean the oil bowl and line.2-Check for a bolt and if find try to adjust by tighten it.If no bolt then change the oil pump diaphragm.If you need more help come back.Post /
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BAR OILER NOT WORKING GEARS OK .WILL THE TANK PLUG UP . HUSKY 340
ANSWER : Hello slehman629,Take off the chain and bar and you can clean out the oilier tube with a piece of wire or a dull drill bit a small screw might work.It is just saw dust that gets packed in there. Thank you for using fix ya.

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The automatic chain oiler does not get oil to the chain. Yes, it has chain oil. The black tube to the top chamber at the bar, seems to be plugged and I cant get it off to clean it out. Thanks, Steve
ANSWER : I have never seen an automatic chain oiler that worked. Even new ones don’t seem to work. Just pour a little used engine oil on the bar once in awhile like everyone else does.In theory there is a small piston that rubs on an eccentric at the chain sprocket, and that sucks in oil and pushes it through a hole, into the center groove of the bar.But if the piston is dry, it won’t pump.If the holes are clogged with sawdust, it won’t work.Here is a video that may help:http://www.ehow.com/video_4756894_a-chain-saw-bar-oiler.html

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Couple of guys tried to help me on this, perhaps you guys could come back. I forgot to mention there is a pressure tank bladder type on the discharge side. Could the air in this tank be messing with the prime. I checked the intake. It has water in it after bleeding air from the discharge system where before it was dry before purging air. I think there is air in the system and wonder if it is coming from the pressure tank?. i open up one of the discharge valves and a lot of air comes out. Should I put a valve on the pressure tank to take it off line until I get water from the well?

Mar 12, 2010 – Could it be the check valve? I took it off and the flap appears to be working correctly. This well has been here a long time. Never given me any problems. I do have galvenized couplers on the discharge and intake sides. Old. Could these be leaking even though they show no sign of water? The discharge is able to hold 30 pounds easily overnight. I do not hear any vacuum in the intake when I take it off. Could the pipe to the well have a leak? I know I would have to insert a sleeve but I do not want to go through the hassle if I do not have to. I had put on a brand new pump from the hardware store that did the same thing so I think that would elliminate the pump as being the problem.
I disconnected it for the winter and rehooked it up. The galvanized couplers on the discharge and pump side are old but do not appear to be leakeing as I taped them well. The check valve seems to be functioning well as I took it off and the flap works correctly. The well is not pulling water. there does not appear to be a vacuum on the check vale when I losen it. could the check valve be bad? I am aware I might have to resleeve the well, but do not want to hassle with this if I do not have to. I want to eliminate everything else first. i put another brand new pump on it to see if it was that. That partiuclar pump which was the same thng did not work either.
I took the pump nose off and looked at it. The one way valve appears to be working fine. The impeller is working fine also evidenced by when I turn it on witht the discharge cap off, water shoots out. When I open one of the discharge valves and turn it on, the pressure drops to 10lbs. At this point the prime water has moved through the pipe and and the pump does not soound like it has any water in it. I pull the cap off and have to “reprime it again.” It again goes back to the pressure gauage rapidly fluctuating while pump on. I disconnect pump on intake side I hear no vacuum. The guage is on the discharge side. The seals on the pump nose do not look frayed or damaged. The pump is not leaking water in any of the joints. The pipes on discharge and well side do not appear to be leaking.

ANSWER : My friend, please boil your question down. Your title has to do with riding mowers but the leaking, bladder, impeller, air bubbles, pressure tank, check valve comments seem to be migrating toward a pump of some kind – well? spa? pool? irrigation?

Briefly, any system that involves a water source, a water moving device, water storage device and ultimate useage is subject to leaks … into the system and out of the system. If this is a well and you have air in your system, your pump may be sucking air at the well or any loose connection between the tip of the pipe and the inlet to the pump. Your bladder could have failed but from what I can get from your comments, this is not the case. On the pressure side, neither air nor water will leak in … only out.

Please recheck all connections. Make sure your check valve is installed correctly and not leaking. The check valve assists the foot valve, which may have failed.

I am more inclined to think your well may be at the end of its useful life. To prove or disprove, you could have a plumber put a vacuum gage on your pump. He or she can answer this question is about 90 seconds based on this test. Expect to pay for one hour of time, which will be less than the time you have already invested in your project.

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Automatic oiler has never worked well even when saw was new, chain never gets enough oil. Should I use a lighter grade oil, or what else should I check?
ANSWER : Take the bar off the saw and check that the hole that the oil comes out hasn’t become blocked with saw dust. It sometimes happens also that when you are filling the saw with oil, shavings and saw dust can get into the tank and this can block the pipes connecting the tank to the hole that the oil comes out. Although it isn’t really recommended, I have used waste engine oil regularly for oiling the saw. This works ok as long as there aren’t any lumps in it.

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My automatic chain oiler is not working. What could be the problem? Resovoir is full.
ANSWER : The plastic threads on your pinion gear are stripped and if it is not that check the small filter on the underside of the crank case could be plugged

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The auto oiler for the chain is not working, what should i look for
ANSWER : Hi
try this steps and proceed from one to the next :
1. make sure you filled oil
2. clean the chain oil container with gasoline
3. try thinner oil

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The oiler on my 455 doesn’t seem to be working properly
ANSWER : Remove and clean ports in the bar

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