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i just bought a poulan electric pole chainsaw. after a few cuts i tightened the chain as instructed. now, when i turn it on it sounds kind of funny and when it hits a branch it (the chain) stops.
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Technician: Jon K., Small Engine Diagnostic Expert replied 8 years ago
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You may have tightened your chain too much. First question is are you using bar and chain oil in the reservoir? If not that is your problem.

Can you turn the chain by hand when the saw is not plugged in? You should be able to.

 

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