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My chain is loose

How do I tighten it? I've never tightened a quad chain before.

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LOL.....Don't panic...
There are 2 nutz on the chain/bar side of the saw.
You must loosen first, then locate the adjustment screw (reg flat screwdriver) on the end of the bar and next to the 2 nutz you loosen at the bar/chain.
Best to set saw flat and support the end of the bar/chain, tighten chain to a point where you pull on it and it can be pulled about 1/4 inch from bar with medium strength, "snug" I like to call it.
re-tighten your nutz after adjustment.
NOTE: I have found that when you support the end of the bar it raises it a bit, after you tighten your bar the tension increases depending on model of saw. Only takes a few minutes to play around adjusting and you will get it.

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SOURCE: Poulan Farmhand chainsaw chain tightens too tight for motor to move chain

Make sure the chain is not over tightened. When adjusting the tightness, ensure there is at least 1/8" of looseness by pulling up on the chain in the middle of the bar and releasing it. If a chain becomes overheated because of leaning on the saw when the chain is dull, or lack of oil on the chain, it may expand in the track and not turn freely.
Marlyn, Mountain, Ont. Canada

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SOURCE: poulan pro with tooless chain tightening - chain will not stay on

i have a 4620 poulan that had the same problem. use it for 10 minutes, spend 15 minutes reinstalling the chain. i sent poulan an email threatening to sue them and they decided to send me the parts to change it over to the old style for free. try poulan.com

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: can't get chain to tighten

Hello Ted:
This is a very good OM for a Remington. Look at figure 8 on page 8. The adjustment block MUST engage one of the holes in the bar, Then do 1 through 5 as illustrated and you cannot go wrong.
http://shoppingcart.msservicecompany.com/msservice_net/product_files/113005-01D/113005-01D_OM.pdf
If the block is engaged, the bar nuts are finger tight , and the adjuster will not tighten the chain it must be stripped. If not stripped, follow this example.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4146814-chainsaw_chain_installation

If it still causing problems try a local saw shop where someone can see what the problem is. Ask them to demonstrate please.

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

Posted on May 07, 2010

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