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Ryobi 40 cc bar oiler not working

Not getting oil to the bar. the end of the hole is not plugedI have the same problem on my Ryobi pcn4040 chainsaw. How do I find the oil filter, etc? I have emptied the oil and shone a torch into the oil tank but don't know what to look for!

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  • bjhill Feb 17, 2009

    My Ryobi PCN4040 chainsaw has an oiling problem in that oil will not get onto the chain. I have removed the silencer box and can see the pipework from the oil tank but have no idea how to dis-assemble it to clean it. Advice please.
    Brian Hill

  • bjhill Feb 17, 2009

    I have to get at the oil filter on my PCN4040 to clean it(and the oil line) but the instructions given in Solution #1 dated Feb 16 do not seem to apply to my 40cc model.
    Brian Hill

  • bjhill Feb 17, 2009

    The solution given by micromaster takes me to a schematic for an electric power saw, but my problem is with a 40cc 16" chainsaw
    Brian Hill


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    ecs2040 chainsaw was working perfectly and has suddnely stopped. saw is tensioned, oil is okay but not go.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    My Ryobi HC410 is not oiling the bar. Trying to fix it. pressing the button to no avail. Do I have to open the motor housing???

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Areas/components to check/clean and ensure no clogging:

  • oil filter
  • oil line
  • oiler pump
  • worm gear drive
  • bar
  • oil hose/feeder to the bar.
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For the exploded parts diagram of a PCN4040, pls click here.

Good luck and thank you for using FixYa.

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The oil pump is located behind the clutch on the oppisite side of the pull cord. the gear that drives the oil pump is more than likely stripped. To access, remove the two nuts that hold the chain and bar on and remove the cover with the brake lever on it, as well as the bar and chain. Next use a screwdriver and a hammer, tap in the direction indicated on the clutch to remove it. Use one of the three spring retainer tabs. Once the clutch is loose it will spin right off. The gray plastic disc is what you are after. pry it out and look at the threads and you will find that they are chewed up. The only problem is that to get this piece, you must get the entire oil pupm assembly which cost 38.00. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 27, 2010

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    Chad Moyer Jul 31, 2012

    You are right. When the small plastic gear gets stripped, it is unable to spin the gear that pulls oil from the tank to the bar. In order to fix this, you must either find someone with a ryobi that is willing to part-out, or order the whole pump assembly.

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    Chad Moyer Jul 31, 2012

    What sucks is that Ryobi would even consider installing a plastic piece like that when that area has the possibility to get jammed. I looked at older Poulans and there is a metal gear instead of plastic. I mean come on; those manufacturers wanted to reduce costs and are going to end up reducing the demand for the cheap manufacturing.

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Hey there!! thanks for using Fixya.com!!

I suggest that you check the oil filter, if its everything fine and then the oil line. Don't forget to check the oiler and the gear as what you said that you are having leak I guess. And also just clean the bar and the oil hose if you have time, and let us see it works.

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Heck the oil filter,the oil line ,the oiler and the worm gear.Clean the bar and the oil hose.
Check and clean the oil filter from oil tank.Check the worm gear wich engages with the oil piston pump(under the clutch).Near the hole where the oil comes out from oil tank there is an oil tank valve(see if it is clogged),it equalises the presure between interior and exterior of the oil tank.

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Take off te pull cord. Get to the clutch. Take the clutch out of both of them (little circle piece), Once you remove the clutch you will then be able to see the line and the oil tank. When you use a chain saw. The wood particles get clogged up inside of the clutch and this will cause you not to get any oil to the bar also the wood chips get stuck up inside the oil line which can be taken care of when you remove the clutch. If this is a electric oil machine then your line is not clogged and the electric oiler has gone bad and needs to be replaced. The reason they never clog is due to the automatic drip system they have they have 3 oil line to oil the bar all the time. So if 1 gets clogged there are still 2 to let oil get to the bar. They also have a self cleaning mechanism in them that helps clean out the oil lines. hope this helped

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Hi,

please find the oil gasket sometimes it is one main reason why the oil not flow properly and
start a saw that was in storage we would install a new spark plug, add fresh fuel mix and spray carburetor cleaner directly into the carbureter to get it started. started fresh fuel would be drawn into the engine from the tank and keep running. don't forgot to drain the old fuel always, also please always check your plug and make it new..
hope i gave you a better solution to fix your problem..

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Oil filter is placed behind the tank in your model .......

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