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I have a 10'' Poulan pole chain saw pln1510 and iam having…

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I have a 10'' Poulan pole chain saw pln1510 and iam having trouble keeping the chain on it i replace the sprocket & the blade and the chain still falls off what is wrong with it

Mechanic's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?

Maybe 3 years

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If i can

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Not that i can think of

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Technician: JON, Small Engine Technician replied 4 months ago

so​unds like the tensioner is not set correctly or needs to be replaced. there should be a screw that is tightened down to tension the chain to be used.

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