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How to adjust chain tension pro PP3840 - Poulan 18" Wild Thing Chainsaw

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SOURCE: chain will not turn

take it back sounds like you have stripped the drive gear

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SOURCE: JUST BOUGHT A 20'' POULAN PRO TENSION A CHAIN

the adjustment screw near the end of the bar( next to the engine) needs to be turned in to tighten the chain just don't tighten it to much

Posted on Apr 04, 2010

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How to tighten chain on 4620avx poulan pro


First, RTFM- read the manual. Lost it? No problem, download it from Poulan PRO website page for PP4620avx. Pick a version you like, save and read it. Google is your friend.
Chain Adjustment Part cut and pasted as follows:
Adjusting the tension:
Chain tension is very important. Chain stretches during use. This is especially true during the first few times you use your saw. Always check chain tension each time you use and refuel your saw.
1. Lift lever on bar knob and turn counter-clockwise 1.5-2 turns to loosen clutch cover.
2. Turn adjusting wheel (downward direction) to tension chain until chain solidly contacts bottom of guide bar rail. Lift tip of guide bar while adjusting tension. Tighten chain Adjusting Wheel
3. Use a screwdriver to move chain around guide bar to ensure all links are in bar groove.
4. While lifting tip of guide bar, tighten bar knob securely (clockwise).
Hand tighten only.

Be careful not to destroy the adjustment mechanism. When it breaks, go for a clutch cover with the simple adjuster that needs a "scrench". Longer term, learn how to search this info. Saves time. Now you can work on sharpening chains- very important.

Manual page:
http://www.poulanpro.com/ddoc/PPOO/PPOO2006_USen/PPOO2006_USen_PP4620AVX_952802146.pdf

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Chain adjustment


slacken bar nuts to finger tight and turn adjustment screw check chain tension do not overtighten chain tighten bar nuts and that should be it

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I have an older McCulloch chain saw- Pro Mac 610. When using the saw the chain will get very tight. If I adjust the chain to the proper tension, make a couple of cuts the chain loosens and must be...


The main reason for a chain to tighten is because it is not getting enough oil to the bar, or too thin an oil is being used, you should see a good spray of oil off the end of the bar when held against a tree stump, if not try adjusting the flow if it has an adjuster.

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Chain will not move on chainsaw


Normal 0 This will be the basic instruction for most common saws. Check that the chain brake is in disengaged position by moving the front hand guard towards the front handle if the saw is equipped with a chain brake on the handle. Loosen the bar nuts on the clutch cover. Loosen tension screw or other adjuster (thumbscrew) to allow the bar to be moved toward the engine. Some saws have this tension adjustment built into the bar. This will provide enough slack in the chain to able to reinstall it. It may be necessary to remove the side cover to gain access to the clutch/gear assembly on the side of the engine if the chain also jumped the gear here. Remove the cover, inspect for any debris or other obstructions in this area. If none, replace the chain back over the drive gear and in the bar groove all the way around the bar. It may be necessary to turn the bar adjuster screw more to provide enough slack in the chain to do this. Once the chain is in place reinstall the cover and bar lock nuts. Snug up the nuts but do not tighten these. Turn the bar/chain adjuster screw to tighten the chain on the bar (take up slack). I usually tighten to a point where there is no slack between the chain and the bottom of the bar and I can still turn the chain easily around the bar by hand. With experience you will get the feel for this chain tension. Once the chain is properly tensioned, tighten the bar lock bolts/ nuts on the side cover.


Some Poulan Pros have an adjuster screw on the front of the engine case right beside the bar, some have a tool less adjuster on the clutch cover, and some have a slot in the bar for adjusting the chain tension.


I hope this helps you out.

May 15, 2010 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

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JUST BOUGHT A 20'' POULAN PRO TENSION A CHAIN


the adjustment screw near the end of the bar( next to the engine) needs to be turned in to tighten the chain just don't tighten it to much

Apr 04, 2010 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

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Poulan prochain saw I need the wheel for the chain tensioner


Following is a link to a Poulan Parts Dealer that has the adjusting wheel. I also included a pdf of break down parts list for your model. Please rate the answer on its value of help. Good Luck have a great weekend.

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Apr 04, 2010 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

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I installed a new chain, adjusted tension, and saw will not cut.


Look closely at your chain, I'll wager it is the opposite direction.
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  1. Make sure the chain brake is off (gloves will protest your fingers).
  2. If necessary, loosen the bar nuts that are clamping the clutch cover in place (or whatever holds the clutch cover and bar on). They don't need these really loose - finger tight will do.
  3. Ease the tension adjustment until the chain is obviously loose.
  4. Using one hand, hold the nose of the bar up.
  5. While holding the nose up, adjust the tensioner so that the center of the chain just touches the underside of the bar, add a touch more.
  6. Continue holding the nose of the bar up & tighten up the bar nuts / bolts / quick-release system. HTH
Lou

Nov 02, 2009 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

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How do i loosen chain on my poulan 46cc 20 inch chainsaw ?


Is it fitted with a tool less adjustment device? See Operator's Manual. Normal configuration as below:

d914aed.gif Chain adjustment
  1. Make sure the chain brake is off (gloves will protest your fingers).
  2. If necessary, loosen the bar nuts that are clamping the clutch cover in place (or whatever holds the clutch cover and bar on). They don't need these really loose - finger tight will do.
  3. Ease the tension adjustment until the chain is obviously loose.
  4. Using one hand, hold the nose of the bar up.
  5. While holding the nose up, adjust the tensioner so that the center of the chain just touches the underside of the bar, add a touch more.
  6. Continue holding the nose of the bar up & tighten up the bar nuts / bolts / quick-release system. HTH
Lou

Oct 12, 2009 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

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Chain will not turn


take it back sounds like you have stripped the drive gear

May 25, 2009 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

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Cannot tighten the chain bar


Make sure the bar is positioned on the bar adjusting pin before you tighten cover. Adjust tension with bar adjusting screw, then tighten bar bolts.

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