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#1 holdenboy1960 OFFLINE  

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Posted July 24, 2016 - 08:06 AM

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was cutting wood for the stove last week and noticed the chain had slackened off a bit so had it running pointed to a piece of wood no oil throwing off the chain so i stoped it , checked the cutterbar oil tank still 3/4 full , so off to the shed & removed the chain & bar then started it again still no oil , there is no oil pump adjustment on this 1 

 

any of you people got any suggestions on a way to fix or check to see idea's plz 



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Posted July 24, 2016 - 08:34 AM

Make sure the hose is not stopped up with debris.  If that checks out then drain the tank and make sure not garbage in it and if it has a filter replace it. Then the last resort is replace the oil pump.


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 08:58 AM

Years ago I had problems with an auto oiler on a Homelite.  Replaced it with manual over ride.  Problems over with.


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Posted July 24, 2016 - 01:24 PM

Ya, that ain't something you'll want to ignore.  My friend tried ignoring it a couple of years back.  Almost burnt his saw up.  That black circle isn't dirt, it is burnt plastic. I had to replace half the casing.  You'll only do that once.  Luckily I was able to buy a scrap saw with a good casing.  The oil pump is inside the red rectangle.

 

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 05:40 AM

Does yours have a pump or like my Craftsman , it uses crankcase pressure to pressurize the oil reservoir to oil it ? 


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Posted July 25, 2016 - 06:20 AM

by looking at it i think mine is a small gear drive from the engine but will check to make sure of that ,

i have emptied the oil tank & cleaned it properly , was a tiny bit of gunk in it  , & i'm a bit wiser than to keep running it without oil , would only kill the chain & cutterbar as well as damaging the engine , The oil line is clear 

 

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Posted July 25, 2016 - 07:25 AM

If the tank and tube is clear there is usually some kind of filter in the system.   Some have a filter at the inlet to the pump but you have to pull the pump to get at it.  Try pulling the pump clean it and if it has a filter up then put it back together and fire it up with out the bar and chain and see if you get oil out.  If not you will probably need a new pump. 


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