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Chain is dry as oil is not sucking through on to chain

Using the chainsaw, I can see that no oil is getting on to the chain even though the oil tank is full and there doesn't seem to be any blockages. Please advise

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SOURCE: Makita 5012B chain cannot be tightened

some chainsaws have different knotches where the bar locks onto the saw. loosen the nuts and see if you can move the bar.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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Posted by rowdy45176 on Feb 21, 2009
What I would do first is remove the bar and run the saw a short time to see if oil coming out of pump (make sure there is oil in the tank) if so recheck the bar for blockage in the small round hole in the side and run something like a paper clip or small piece of metal to clean out the groove. If you need a breakdown for this tool you might want to try Makitatools.com. I haven't checked to see if it is there but usually it would be. Good luck

We need Make, model and serial numbers from the manufacturer's tag to help you any more. Your manuals can be found here:
Dolmar/Makita
http://www.makita.ca/index2.php?event=toollist&categoryid=7
GL
Lou

Posted on Sep 14, 2009

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SOURCE: makita 520 chainsaw chain carnt get the right chain

Oregon Bar & Chain Selector
http://www.oregonchain.com/commonpgm/Selguide_Selctmfg.asp?BusId=OCS&SellReg=USA&LangId=ENG&ShowRem=Y&ShowAnsi=Y&ShowQuality=Y&ShowCombo=Y&usertype=OCC
An Oregon part Number can easily be converted to other manufacturer's. HTH
Lou

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Ryobi Chainsaw - PCN 4545

Ryobi boasts a two year warranty. Have you contacted anyone about a warrantied repair?

An IPL (expanded parts list) for your saw with any oil system detail can be found here:
Homelite/Ryobi.com
https://www.gardnerinc.com/recons/disclaimer-lg.php - Agree; Choose “Product Line”; “Select OEM” & “Select Catalog” both to “Homelite Consumer Products”. A drop down list appears; self explanatory from here.
The numbers Homelite & Ryobi use don't match the numbers everyone posts. A careful inspection of your saw should find something that matches.

Oil System Plugged.
Remove the clutch cover, bar and chain. Clean the oiler hole and channel. Start the saw and see if it oils when revved up. If yes reassemble your saw.
If no a blunted, hooked piece of wire can be used to pull the hose in the oil tank out. I recommend the filter be replaced. Work your way through the linkage 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 probably left handed thread). Please make extensive notes & some digital pictures will help during reassembly. GL
Lou

Posted on Oct 08, 2009

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SOURCE: chain fell off

That often creates burrs, this may help with removal, Your OM is excellant for installation, maybe the best I have seen.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4146814-chainsaw_chain_installation

See pages 19 & 20.
http://www.makita.ca/data/upload/tools/dcs6401%20F-E.pdf

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
Lou

Posted on Apr 09, 2010

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