t won’t turn. looks like chain oil is comming out
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If it is bar oil then the gasket is leaking between the oil tank and the crankcase, this would mean a full strip down and replace the gasket.

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The carburetor might be clogged. A clogged carburetor is often caused by leaving fuel in the chainsaw for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the chainsaw engine to stall.
The chain tension may be too tight.

Easy fix, just loosen the bar-retaining nuts and rotate the tensioning screw counterclockwise to the correct tension. Then tighten the nuts back up.

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.
Restricted Fuel Lines

The engine can be suffocated from gasoline when at peak demand for fuel if there is any slight restriction or debris in the fuel lines. The fuel line may be clogged from stale fuel deposits, more reasons to cause your chainsaw to cut out when applying throttle.

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.
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.

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While trying to start the saw the compression is so great that it is near imposible to pull the start rope ….ie won’t spin fast enough to start … new plug ,,,, new gas …..no start ,,,tired arm ,??????
ANSWER : Is there a compression release button?

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I just started up my new 16″ Homelite and the engine starts, but the mechanism that powers the chainsaw isn’t rotating… any suggestions?
ANSWER : The engine needs to be accelerated to make the chain turn. The chain should not be so tight on the bar that you can’t turn it by hand. Make sure the chain brake is off by pulling back on the brake paddle which has a ‘toggle’ effect–it should snap over to the new position. If still having problems, it is time to return for warranty exchange or repair. Hope this helps!

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Oil-gas ratio – Homelite ZR10926 16 Chain Saw
ANSWER : Hi. 50 to 1.

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Oil leaks out when just sitting
ANSWER : Clean out the oiler holes, probably clogged up.

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My chainsaw starts when there is no bar and chain on it but when I put the bar chain and side casing back on tighten the chain and pull the starter cord it is hard to pull and then the chain goes loose again
ANSWER : Have you just replaced the chain?If so there is a possibility the chain and drive sprocket don’t match causing the engaging spurs to ride on the sprocket teeth

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Bar chain oil leaking into case when not in use
ANSWER : If you store it somewhere other than a climate controlled building , the changes in temperature can cause the oil to expand out of the saw a little each time the temp. goes up.

try some absorbent cloth

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Cannot pull the pull rope. Feels like motor is froze but when I pull the pull rope cover off the pull rope pulls freely and I can turn the fly wheel by hand easily. Put everthing back togeather it will not pull.
ANSWER : PISTON COULD BE SEIZED DUE TO LOW OR NO OIL MIXTURE,ALSO IT COULD HAVE FUEL IN THE CHAMBER,FIRST REMOVE SPARK PLUG–NOW TRY TO PULL IT–HINT,STICK A SMALL SCREWDRIVER IN THE HOLE AND SEE IF THE PISTON RAISES AND LOWERS,,IF IT WILL RAISE/LOWER BY MANUALLY TURNING THE CRANKSHAFT,THEN THE PROBLEM IS IN YOUR INNER PULL ROPE ASSY.(THERE ARE DOG EARS INSIDE THAT SPIN OUT AND GRAB THE FLYWHEEL WHEN IT TURNS)

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IS TRUFUEL 40:1 FUEL+OIL MIX ACCEPTABLE TO USE IN MY ELECTRIC CHAINSAW
ANSWER : What kind of joke is this?????

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