lls chainsaw. Would you think bent bar or dull chains? Thanks…Chuck
PP4218AV 18″ Chain Saw

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This may help.
http://www.this site.com/support/r4146814-chainsaw_chain_installation
You can have chains sharpened.
Just because you added oil does not mean it is getting to the bar. Your manual shoul explain how to test.
Chain Adjustment

Make sure the chain brake is off (gloves will protest your fingers).
If necessary, loosen the bar nuts that are clamping the clutch cover in place (or whatever holds the clutch cover and bar on). They do not need these really loose – finger tight will do.
Ease the tension adjustment until the chain is obviously loose.
Using one hand, hold the nose of the bar up.
While holding the nose up, adjust the tensioner so that the center of the chain just touches the underside of the bar, add a touch more.
Continue holding the nose of the bar up & tighten up the bar nuts / bolts / quick-release system. HTH
Lou

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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.
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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.
1. Dull chain and or improper lubrication to the bar and chain, sharpen and or clean the bars oil holes. 2. Air filter and fuel filter for restrictions and contamination, clean or replace as needed.
Dirty Carburetor (air+fuel)

If fuel sits in the system for too long, the carburetor (and the engine and fuel lines) can become sticky and clog. Remove the air filter and spray the carburetor with carb cleaner—an aerosolized acetone spray made to remove the gunk.

If the filter becomes clogged, not enough fuel will reach the engine for it to run properly. Because your chainsaw will idle, but dies when it is revved up to full power, it means that the filter is only partially clogged; it will allow enough fuel to the engine to run on idle, but not enough to sustain full throttle.
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Most of the time, a skipping chain is caused by cable stretch. In the first half dozen rides on a new bike, your shift cables stretch the most. They can also stretch over time as you ride. Hippley explains, “It takes cable tension to open a derailleur, which shifts your chain between gears.
If the chainsaw won`t start, or starts and then stops and you find the spark plug wet with fuel mixture, it means that the engine is flooded (you will probably smell petrol). It happens when too much fuel enters the combustion chamber, possibly because you have pressed the primer many times.
If your chainsaw still starts and then stops working, check the air filter. Clean or replace the air filter if it is dirty or damaged. Another reason that your chainsaw starts and then stops working could be that the spark arrestor is dirty or clogged. If this is the case, clean it with a wire brush.
The chain may not have the proper amount of tension. If the adjustment screw is too loose, the chain may not make good contact with the wood. If the chain is too tight, the chain may not rotate at the proper speed, causing the chain not to cut properly. To adjust the chain, tighten or loosen the adjustment screw.

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Trouble with all three of my old Poulan Chainsaws. After starting and attempting to cut, chains either keep getting loose or very tight and stalls chainsaw. Would you think bent bar or dull chains? Thanks…Chuck
ANSWER : This may help.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4146814-chainsaw_chain_installation
You can have chains sharpened.
Just because you added oil does not mean it is getting to the bar. Your manual shoul explain how to test.
Chain Adjustment

Make sure the chain brake is off (gloves will protest your fingers).
If necessary, loosen the bar nuts that are clamping the clutch cover in place (or whatever holds the clutch cover and bar on). They do not need these really loose – finger tight will do.
Ease the tension adjustment until the chain is obviously loose.
Using one hand, hold the nose of the bar up.
While holding the nose up, adjust the tensioner so that the center of the chain just touches the underside of the bar, add a touch more.
Continue holding the nose of the bar up & tighten up the bar nuts / bolts / quick-release system. HTH
Lou

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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!

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Cannot tighten the chain bar
ANSWER : Make sure the bar is positioned on the bar adjusting pin before you tighten cover. Adjust tension with bar adjusting screw, then tighten bar bolts.

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How do I tighten my chain? its too loose and keeps falling off.
ANSWER : Mike’s answer might do it. My saw has a feature in the Chain Bar to turn right or left to move the Bar in or out. Loosen those same nut Mike wrote about, but now turn the Bar Feature (gear) to adjust, and then tighten the two nuts.

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Can I run an 18in bar on a 16in chain saw
ANSWER : You should be able to without issue.
The Stalling issue started after lengthening the bar/chain?

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Chain won’t stay tight on my poulan 222 pro. I have the correct chain size. Does the bar need to be replaced?
ANSWER : No, the bar fasteners are not tight enough. If the saw is under warranty, take it to a servicing dealer for repair or instructions to correct what you are doing wrong. Good luck!

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I can't keep the chain tight on the chainsaw – Poulan ES350 16" Chain Saw
ANSWER : After adjusting make sure to tighten the bar bolts(nuts). If they’re missing, replace them and tighten securely after adjusting the chain tension.

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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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