Question about McCulloch Garden
Motor works well. Chain works initially for a few minutes, then goes slow or stops. Any suggestions?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I think its an outboard clutch, use this as a guide. A YouTube video shows the procedure using a Husqvarna 350 here:
1. I cannot find an IPL for your saw, it may require special tools.
2. A length of starter cord or nylon rope may be used instead of the piston stop (retain 6" ± so you can remove it). Make sure the piston is near the top of the cylinder before feeding the cord or it can fall through the exhaust port and be cut when the piston rises.
3. It is probably a left handed thread (tighten it to loosen it).
Let us know how it worked for you. GL
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
She is English? You can download a manual here:
There are 3 please ensure this is your saw.
Using this IPL as a guide it appears reasonably simple.
I'd ensure it is unplugged, the chain brake disengaged, and try to move the chain by hand (gloves are a good idea). If you can't move the chain or the clutch cover seems stuck use the "Service Locater". If you can move the chain; remove the clutch cover, loosen the bar and remove the chain. I see no reason the saw cannot be operated for short periods without the clutch cover to aid in isolating the problem. She will oil your mate won't be happy if you oil the table. GL
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Posted on Sep 17, 2009
I am not sure if you have figured out how to put the chain back on your saw or not, but it doesn't take long.
1. Remove the plastic yellow "T" shaped nut on the right side of the saw (towards the front of the motor housing)
2. Remove the black plastic housing that covers the rear section of the bar and chain
3. Place the chain back onto the bar making sure it is facing the correct direction.
4. Place the chain over the rear sprocket area
5. Turn the +/- yellow plastic knob (towards the back of the saw on the right side) in the - direction until the metal guide inside the plastic casing lines up with the hole in the chainsaw bar
6. Replace the black plastic housing and slightly tighten the yellow "T" shaped nut.
7. Now turn the +/- knob until the chain is tight. Once the chain is tight, turn the "T" nut until it is tight and you are ready to cut again.
Posted on Feb 04, 2011
Most often there is a dust-oil clog in the bottom of the bar slot which closes an oil passage between the bar slot and the hole drilled half way through the side of the bar. This provides a passage between the thin shim plate with the two bar bolt holes beside the bar and through to the oil tank or pump output. You can remove the bar and chain and punch out the blockage in the bar with a paper clip if the chain is removed. Make sure the wire can be pushed from the bar slot right through the side hole in the bar. A gravity feed chainsaw should leak right out into the slot of the shim plate, a button pumper should squirt out there with the bar removed. With a button pumper you may have a tiny check valve in the line or the push button to take apart, replace the spring or unstick the ball inside the check valve. This is why they went to the gravity feed oil system which just leaks in there and gets picked up by the bottom of the links as the chain races past the passage between the bar side hole and the chain slot.
Posted on Mar 24, 2011
Testimonial: "I checked as you suggested and I removed the pump from the crank shaft and the plastic gear is stripped. Now I can not find a pump. Thanks Jim"
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