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No oil for the chain

How do i clean oil holes?
no oil is getting to the chain.
poulan chainsaw
2150 woodsmans,

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With the bar and chain off, start the engine. Does oil come out of the side port on the engine? If so, clean all of the holes at the drive end of the bar including the small holes that lead into the chain slot plus clean the chain slot itself. Compressed air works very well for this purpose. If oil doesn't come out of the port, then (Is there oil in the tank?) there is a problem with the filter (in the tank) being plugged or the lines to and from the pump are damaged or kinked as well as the pump being in trouble. Some pumps have very fragile plastic drive gears.

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You can take the bar off and use a wire clothes hanger to clean out the holes behind the cover

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