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Oil flow problem

I cant get oil to flow on to the bar from the saw. i've cleaned out the oil tank and blown it out with an air line but still no joy. the saw is only 4 months old.

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Had the same problem on my husqy 136. replaced oil pump, no joy. filled oil tank with brake cleaner fluid and left overnight then ran saw, this cleared blockage in oil feed pipe and everything is now ok.

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