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GK425 oil not getting to chain

Oil reserve is full but not flicking oil from chain when in use

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Make sure the bar groove is clean and free of debris. Run the saw without the bar and chain to see if oil is coming out. If not you will need a new oil pump.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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  • Owen Cooper Jan 23, 2013

    Is it possible to buy a new pump?

  • Mike Forrest
    Mike Forrest Jan 23, 2013 this site. It has a great parts breakdown. Also how to order.

  • Owen Cooper Jan 25, 2013

    many thanks for your help



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SOURCE: Insufficient chain oiling

Sorry to tell you this but you need a new OIL PUMP but it's not a difficult thing to replace.
On the main shaft of the crank shaft under the centrifugal clutch is a spiral wound wire that matches a plastic part that is the oil pump. You can get the part from Poulan parts and it will take about 15 minutes to fix the first time eight minutes the second time.
Glad to be of assistance.

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SOURCE: stihl 180 chainsaw,lack of oil to chain and bar

hi there i had this problem check bar studs make sure there tight bar must be flush on chainsaw body not on stud flange if bar is on stud flange there is a gap so oil leaks out near sprocket and not in bar oil channel

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Chainsaw bar is dry. Chainsaw is full of oil.

I have Poulan 2375 Wild Thing and auto oiler stoped working. After disassembling I found the oil pump plastic driven gear was damaged by the metal drive gear. The gear was damaged because iol pump was locked up do to dirt in pump. The replacment pickup line has a filter the pump and line kit sell for around $12.00 at Home Depot on line a simple repair for any one with some mechanical abillity.

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SOURCE: I Have a poulan brand chain saw that the bar oiler

Oil System Plugged:

  1. Remove the clutch cover, bar, and chain, clean the bar groove, any holes and passages on the rear of the bar (both sides, consider rotating the bar), if equipped with a sprocket nose ensure it rotates easily at least one complete revolution. Clean the saw oiler hole and channel. Insert a blunted, hooked piece of wire through the oil filler hole and pull the hose in the oil tank out. Pay attention to the screen or filter on the free end (clean or replace, difficult to determine serviceability). Start the saw and see if it oils when revved up (oozes down side of saw). If yes reassemble your saw. If no, continue with 2.
  2. Work your way through the linkage (use IPL to identify components and locations) cleaning and replacing any defective parts as you go. Carefully check the hoses for cracks especially at bends and connections. If equipped with an oil pump it is usually behind the clutch (clutch is a left handed thread). Please make extensive notes & some digital pictures will help during reassembly.
If it does not oil on completion of 1 it is most likely a bad oiler or worm gear (see IPL).

An example of a Poulan “PP220 Gas Chain Saw Type 5” IPL follows (may not be your saw):

The IPL (exploded parts list) for your saw is the only detail for the oil system and is sketchy at best. Oiler components and part numbers are listed but may be on different illustrations. They are also beneficial with disassembly/reassembly.

It has an outboard clutch use this and the IPL as a guide for removal. R² Drive Link Outboard Clutch by

  1. Check the IPL for your saw to see if any special tools are needed. Poulan (Craftsman, Jonsered, Husky) clutch removal tool part number 530031112 if needed, is under $5 from many sources (look at the visible area between the weights if 2 small round sockets are visible you need the tool).
  2. There are metal piston stops available, when square (almost never) with the piston top these work well, if not square they have been known to punch through the piston. I suggest a length of nylon rope (nothing left behind) 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 damage the piston as it rises.
  3. Everyone I have ever removed had a left handed thread (tighten it to loosen it).

If your saw is not a Type 7 an IPL for all Poulan chainsaws can be found here:
The dash number of your serial number is the type.

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Thank you for using FixYa and Good Luck. HTH

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SOURCE: bar oil doesn't seem to oil the chain while

the oilways feeding the chain must be chocked with sawdust,,a clean out will help

Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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