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There are a couple of things to check. Remove the bar and check that the small hole where the oil is fed into the bar is not plugged. The bar can be installed "up side down" so be sure the hole is clear on both sides of the bar. If you have an old hacksaw blade try cleaning the groove in the bar. Most of the time this will eliminate the problem.

Posted on Dec 07, 2014


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Release the chain brake and remove the bar and chain. Clean the engine area where the bar fits up to, and start the engine--oil should ooze out of the side port there. If nothing, then the oil pump, oil line, or oil filter in the tank may have failed. If it oozes ok, then clean the drive end of the bar--especially the two small passages that run from the large holes out to the chain groove on each edge of the bar. Re-assemble everything, then run the saw bar-tip near some cardboard for several moments--it should throw off a thin line of oil. There should be an oil volume adjustment screw head under the case near the chain return area--turn CCW to increase flow. Hope this helps!

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Here are a couple of websites for you to check out, for the oil cap and owners manual.

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  • The hose in the tank with the filter on the free end connects directly to the carburetor input connection.
  • If the saw is equipped with a primer, the output line from the carburetor connects to the suction side of the primer bulb (once the bulb is collapsed it draws fuel from the tank through the carburetor to refill the bulb as it inflates).
  • The pressure side of the primer returns displaced fuel to the tank as it is depressed.
  • Notes and digital pictures recommended

Oil System Plugged.
Insert a blunted, hooked piece of wire through the oil filler hole and pull the hose in the oil tank out (clean or replace, difficult to determine serviceability). 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
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SOURCE: Problems with the 350 husqvarna bar.

If all you say is true and when revved up the saw oozes oil with the bar removed, then I suspect the bar is incompatible with the saw. Has the bar been replaced? The oiler holes in the bar must align with the channel in the saw. Oiler hole placement is part of the reason there are so many different part numbers for bars. The mount is only part of the requirement.

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SOURCE: Oil feed to cutting bar

check that the part that turns the oil pump is in good condition, the oil pump gear isn't sticking and that the line from the pump to the bar isn't blocked cracked or broken

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