I bought my chainsaw about 6 months ago, successfully used it about 3 times and stored it away. I tried to use it today and when I sqeeze the yellow trigger nothing happens. I charged the battery and charger light shows green. I cleaned out the chain area (there were some twigs and leaves that I removed). There's a little rubber bubble-like button on the top of the saw that when pushed there is the slightest sound of a motor, but really very, very slight and no motion.
Batteries need to be stored fully charged and recharged every month or so while in storage. Batteries need to be kept cool. Try another battery to see if the battery is bad or if the saw is out of order. Contact Ryobi @ 800 -525-2579 The full extent of your message did not appear on my screen. So I am not sure this helped you.
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all oil tanks on chain saws take Bar/chain oil this can be bought same place u buy 2 cycle engine oil most times , this bar chain oil most times is a 30W oil , if you change weights of oil then oil pump is not gonna add proper amount of oil to saw in use ,this will cause u problems !
if you are talking about the bar chain oil (?) --- then all you need is just that ' bar/chain oil ' ,, you can get it from any hardware store that sells chainsaws.
now out here in the middle of nowhere Alaska where I am,, we just use used motor oil from our generators as a bar chain lube and it works just fine, ( not my ideal thing to use , but that is what the boss says to use and after 3 years here and using it -- I have not had any issues with our 4 saws that get over 3000 hours of use every year ).
I say -- use only good,clean and new bar chain oil.
I have the exact same saw. I bought it new 6 months ago also from lowes. It has the exact
Same problems you are describing. It does not appear to be oiling the chain enough, the
Chain is visibly dry,very hot , and dulls quickly. It uses a half tank of oil to a tank of gas. I am
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Use regular bar/chain oil available from home centers, hardware stores, and saw shops. Always keep the chain properly sharpened and tensioned so that you don't have to force the chain into the cut which causes motor overheating. If you need to make an 'under' cut, do so with the top of the bar--don't run the saw upside down. Good luck!
The standard chain file should fit it. It is about 3/16 dia. I found the dremel to work 10 times better, they have a little stone bit just for chains. Eventually, you have to take it in for sharpening, it will set all the teeth the same.
Use a quality 2 cycle oil and mix it to the OIL supplier's recommended ratio. Today I use Stihl 2 cycle oil mixed @ 50:1 in a Pioneer that I purchased new in 1980. There are no gouges or scratches on the piston or cylinder and I have no carbon build up on the piston top. The manual (on stone tablets) recommends 24:1. Over the years the mixture has leaned from 24:1 (Saw Recommendation) to 28:1 (Lawn boy mower recommendation) to 32:1 (Oil provider 8oz/2gal - used for many years) and finally the last 5 (±) years 50:1 (Stihl 2.6oz/1gal)
Any fuel containing ethanol is not good with chainsaws. Mix what you expect to use within a few months. Anything over 6 months old use up in a 4 cycle engine. HTH Lou
my guess is that you have a crack or a hole in one of your fuel lines. this is very common in chainsaws and weed eaters because they are used very little and sit for a long time. try checking this and repair if necessary. let me know if this works.