Poulan Chainsaw Won't Oil Bar And Chain

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  1. Ron

    Ron Guest

    I have a Poulan 1950 LE Woodshark that is not oiling the bar and chain.


    I drained out the oil, checked the screen, (which was clean) took off
    the side cover that holds the bar and shot WD-40 thru the hose's that
    run back to the reservoir to make sure they weren't blocked. (WD-40
    flowed freely)

    I also cleaned the oil holes and the grove in the bar.

    Then I reassembled the saw, filled it with oil, ran it, with no signs
    of oil flowing onto the bar/chain.

    Then I ran it with the side cover off and w/o the bar, no oil flowing
    from the port/tube.

    The saw is only a yr old and I've only made about 100 cuts with it,
    what could be the problem?

    It's obvious to me that the oil isn't being pumped, is this a common
    problem with Poulan or did I just get a lemon?

    And, is this an easy fix?
     
    Ron, Jan 4, 2006
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  2. Ron

    Ron Guest

    Ron wrote:
    > I have a Poulan 1950 LE Woodshark that is not oiling the bar and chain.
    >
    >
    > I drained out the oil, checked the screen, (which was clean) took off
    > the side cover that holds the bar and shot WD-40 thru the hose's that
    > run back to the reservoir to make sure they weren't blocked. (WD-40
    > flowed freely)
    >
    > I also cleaned the oil holes and the grove in the bar.
    >
    > Then I reassembled the saw, filled it with oil, ran it, with no signs
    > of oil flowing onto the bar/chain.
    >
    > Then I ran it with the side cover off and w/o the bar, no oil flowing
    > from the port/tube.
    >
    > The saw is only a yr old and I've only made about 100 cuts with it,
    > what could be the problem?
    >
    > It's obvious to me that the oil isn't being pumped, is this a common
    > problem with Poulan or did I just get a lemon?
    >
    > And, is this an easy fix?
     
    Ron, Jan 5, 2006
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  3. Ron

    Guest

    It's known as a fairly cheaply made saw. Sounds as if you did all the
    stuff you should have. If you get no help here, try posting at the
    misc.rural usenet forum, or, alternatively on www.gardenweb.com in the
    toolshed forum.

    I'm not much at small engine mechanics....

    If you will be using a saw much, you might try stepping up to an echo,
    Husky or stihl, you might be able to get a used one from a local dealer
    for not too many million....
     
    , Jan 5, 2006
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  4. Ron

    Ron Guest

    wrote:
    > It's known as a fairly cheaply made saw. Sounds as if you did all the
    > stuff you should have. If you get no help here, try posting at the
    > misc.rural usenet forum, or, alternatively on www.gardenweb.com in the
    > toolshed forum.
    >
    > I'm not much at small engine mechanics....
    >
    > If you will be using a saw much, you might try stepping up to an echo,
    > Husky or stihl, you might be able to get a used one from a local dealer
    > for not too many million....


    Thanks, I'll try there.

    BTW, no I don't use it much. Like I said, I've only made about 100 cuts
    with it in a little over a yr. Just enough time for the warranty to run
    out. I could take it back to Home Depot but they don't carry that saw
    anymore. I might just try taking it back anyway maybe they'll give me a
    credit.
     
    Ron, Jan 6, 2006
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  5. Ron

    Colbyt Guest

    "Ron" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > I have a Poulan 1950 LE Woodshark that is not oiling the bar and chain.
    >
    >
    > I drained out the oil, checked the screen, (which was clean) took off
    > the side cover that holds the bar and shot WD-40 thru the hose's that
    > run back to the reservoir to make sure they weren't blocked. (WD-40
    > flowed freely)
    >
    > I also cleaned the oil holes and the grove in the bar.
    >
    > Then I reassembled the saw, filled it with oil, ran it, with no signs
    > of oil flowing onto the bar/chain.
    >
    > Then I ran it with the side cover off and w/o the bar, no oil flowing
    > from the port/tube.
    >
    > The saw is only a yr old and I've only made about 100 cuts with it,
    > what could be the problem?
    >
    > It's obvious to me that the oil isn't being pumped, is this a common
    > problem with Poulan or did I just get a lemon?
    >
    > And, is this an easy fix?


    It is an easy fix. Just buy a new oil pump and install it.

    You can order from your parts diagram or at any parts place.

    Why did it fail? I can't say but a new pump solved my problem after I had
    done all the things you have done.

    Colbyt
     
    Colbyt, Jan 7, 2006
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  6. Ron

    Levon Guest

    put some windex on it

    "Colbyt" <> wrote in message
    news:pFRvf.690265$_o.367634@attbi_s71...
    >
    > "Ron" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I have a Poulan 1950 LE Woodshark that is not oiling the bar and chain.
    > >
    > >
    > > I drained out the oil, checked the screen, (which was clean) took off
    > > the side cover that holds the bar and shot WD-40 thru the hose's that
    > > run back to the reservoir to make sure they weren't blocked. (WD-40
    > > flowed freely)
    > >
    > > I also cleaned the oil holes and the grove in the bar.
    > >
    > > Then I reassembled the saw, filled it with oil, ran it, with no signs
    > > of oil flowing onto the bar/chain.
    > >
    > > Then I ran it with the side cover off and w/o the bar, no oil flowing
    > > from the port/tube.
    > >
    > > The saw is only a yr old and I've only made about 100 cuts with it,
    > > what could be the problem?
    > >
    > > It's obvious to me that the oil isn't being pumped, is this a common
    > > problem with Poulan or did I just get a lemon?
    > >
    > > And, is this an easy fix?

    >
    > It is an easy fix. Just buy a new oil pump and install it.
    >
    > You can order from your parts diagram or at any parts place.
    >
    > Why did it fail? I can't say but a new pump solved my problem after I had
    > done all the things you have done.
    >
    > Colbyt
    >
    >
     
    Levon, Jan 7, 2006
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  7. Ron

    Ron Guest

    Colbyt wrote:
    > "Ron" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I have a Poulan 1950 LE Woodshark that is not oiling the bar and chain.
    > >
    > >
    > > I drained out the oil, checked the screen, (which was clean) took off
    > > the side cover that holds the bar and shot WD-40 thru the hose's that
    > > run back to the reservoir to make sure they weren't blocked. (WD-40
    > > flowed freely)
    > >
    > > I also cleaned the oil holes and the grove in the bar.
    > >
    > > Then I reassembled the saw, filled it with oil, ran it, with no signs
    > > of oil flowing onto the bar/chain.
    > >
    > > Then I ran it with the side cover off and w/o the bar, no oil flowing
    > > from the port/tube.
    > >
    > > The saw is only a yr old and I've only made about 100 cuts with it,
    > > what could be the problem?
    > >
    > > It's obvious to me that the oil isn't being pumped, is this a common
    > > problem with Poulan or did I just get a lemon?
    > >
    > > And, is this an easy fix?

    >
    > It is an easy fix. Just buy a new oil pump and install it.
    >
    > You can order from your parts diagram or at any parts place.
    >
    > Why did it fail? I can't say but a new pump solved my problem after I had
    > done all the things you have done.
    >
    > Colbyt


    Sorry if this post twice, friggen Google.

    I found an oil pump locally, what part of the saw do I need to take
    apart to replace the oil pump?

    Thanks, Ron
     
    Ron, Jan 8, 2006
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  8. Ron

    Ron Guest

    Colbyt wrote:
    > "Ron" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > I have a Poulan 1950 LE Woodshark that is not oiling the bar and chain.
    > >
    > >
    > > I drained out the oil, checked the screen, (which was clean) took off
    > > the side cover that holds the bar and shot WD-40 thru the hose's that
    > > run back to the reservoir to make sure they weren't blocked. (WD-40
    > > flowed freely)
    > >
    > > I also cleaned the oil holes and the grove in the bar.
    > >
    > > Then I reassembled the saw, filled it with oil, ran it, with no signs
    > > of oil flowing onto the bar/chain.
    > >
    > > Then I ran it with the side cover off and w/o the bar, no oil flowing
    > > from the port/tube.
    > >
    > > The saw is only a yr old and I've only made about 100 cuts with it,
    > > what could be the problem?
    > >
    > > It's obvious to me that the oil isn't being pumped, is this a common
    > > problem with Poulan or did I just get a lemon?
    > >
    > > And, is this an easy fix?

    >
    > It is an easy fix. Just buy a new oil pump and install it.
    >
    > You can order from your parts diagram or at any parts place.
    >
    > Why did it fail? I can't say but a new pump solved my problem after I had
    > done all the things you have done.
    >
    > Colbyt


    Do you have the same saw ?
     
    Ron, Jan 8, 2006
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  9. Ron

    Ron Guest

    Colbyt wrote:
    >It is an easy fix. Just buy a new oil pump
    > and install it.


    >You can order from your parts diagram
    > or at any parts place.


    >Why did it fail? I can't say but a new
    > pump solved my problem after I had
    > done all the things you have done.


    OK, I located a new oil pump (locally) what part of the saw do I need to
    take apart to gain access to the pump?

    Thanks, Ron
     
    Ron, Jan 9, 2006
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