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I have an electric Poulan chain saw (modl#: PLN3516F). I

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Customer: My name is Dave ***** *****. I have an electric Poulan chain saw (modl#: PLN3516F). I have ued the saw only 2-3 times. The last time I used the saw I was cutting a branch of Palo Verde when the saw got bound up. It took me several attempts to free the saw blade. When I tried to re-start the saw nothing would happen, just as if the power was off. I checked the power cord and it was plugged in properly.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: I took the saw blade off to look for any obvious damage but was unable to see anything that looked like a problem. I re-mounted the saw blade and titened the slack and tried again but no help.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer have you tried loosening the chain to make sure the chain and sprocket aren't lodged by wood etc at the sprocket ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have already replied to the above question. What is next ?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
John, Are you there ?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
John, are you there ?
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.

Will the sprocket turn by hand ? With it unplugged ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I can't get to the chain saw at this time. If that is required I don't want to proceed with htis call and would like a refund on my $18.00 credit card charge.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.

Dave, looking at your saw there is no fuses or breakers . The other thing to check is to make sure the safety brake is fully display engaged , you may want to lock and unlock it a few times to make sure it's fully disengaged

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.

You have to request a phone call and there was no notification of you requesting one . To get a refund you will have to contact customer service as we do not handle any account or financial matters

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I don't want to request a phone call and get charged another $18.00. Please have some one call me at 520-387-864
immediately.
Dave Henry
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am very displeased wth the service and would appreciate a refund. I really haven't received any useful help. Thanks for ypour understanding.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
It looks like my phone # ***** get enteed properly. My phone # *****(###) ###-####Dave Henry
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry your unhappy with the service Dave . Being this saw has no breakers or fuses there's not much else to check with a electric saw . You checked the chain and sprocket bit besides a internal part failing that safety brake / lock switch could be not making contact which would not allow power to the say

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.

Saw

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.

I'm looking for a number for you to the customer service , you may be able to email them directly from your account on just answer .

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Ok, I guess we just don't have enough info to proceed, but I thank you for trying to troubleshoot the problem.
However, this form of help just doesn't work for me. It is just too slow. I would rather talk to someone over the phone but I am not willing to pay $18.00 to get started with the initial request for help and then have to pay an additional $18.00 to proceed over the phone when there is some complication. That is a $36.00 charge with no guarantee the problem will be identified let alone fixed.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.

My goal is to help you resolve the problem and to make sure your satisfied with just answer and myself as a technician . I will call you within the next on my own to try to help you trouble shoot what it could be

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thanks for looking for a # ***** customer service but I found a prompt to contact customer service but the reasons for contacting customer service is very limited and they still don't provide an actual phone # ***** cntact someone in customer service. This is just not very customer friendly.
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.

Dave , can I call you soon as I get he this evening ? It will be around 745 eastern time ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
You have already made a couple of suggestions for me to look into but I just don't have the time for it right now.
If you want to make some additional comments feel free to do so. Thanks again. ***** couldn't help you more.Dave
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 11 months ago.

It's ok we can pick up on it when you get a chance to look at it just reply then

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 10 months ago.

Hi were you able to remove the starter ?