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McMulloch EM250 motor spins but the chain does not move

The motor spins but the chain does not move on my McMulloch EM250 Electramac chain saw. If I drag the chain a bit, then it engages and runs. Can anyone point me to a parts break-down drawing?


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    John Jun 29, 2009

    I experienced the problem the last time I used it. I lifted on the chain to check to see how tight it was and could see most of the drive link, so I tightened it a bit. The problem did not go away. Perhaps there is a clutch between the motor and the drive gear? The saw has seen only sporadic light use since I purchased it in the 1990's.

    I have a "User Manual" in English/French/Spanish on every page. I can scan that to a pdf if it is of interest to others. Please indicated where and how to upload it.

    For those asking about a replacement chain, it is 0.050 gauge, with a 3/8" pitch and 50 drive links.



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Your problem is a simple one. the chain is too tight. loosen the two nuts that hold the bar in place and use a flat blade screw driber to turn the tension screw a wee bit to loosen the chain just a little. finally spray some wd-40 or other lube on the bar and chain and you will be fine.

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