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My Poulan ES400 18'' electric chainsaw stopped working after about 2 hours of work. I cleared the debris and sand, checked the connections, oil level is half...misplaced my instruction manual and can't find one on line. Help please. thanks- WS

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If all you need is an OM I can help
Poulan.com/CurrentModels
http://www.poulanpro.com/node4043.aspx

ES400 returns this (I did not look for IPL).
http://weborder.husqvarna.com/order_static/doc/NOUS/NOUS2010/NOUS2010_115259926.pdf
Did you try a different outlet (circuit breaker)? Different extension cord? If not what you need please post back below.

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. HTH & Good Luck.
Lou
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All are plumbed the same to my eye. I assume you cleaned and tested the oil pick-up within the tank. If everything you say is true if the pump is driven it should oil.
1. What causes the pump to pump? I cannot tell from the IPLs. If gas and not gear driven, an impulse line (pressure/vacuum) from the crankcase drives it. There can be no impulse line on an electric and I see no gear. Does it rotate to pump oil? What imparts the rotation?
2. What purpose does item 27 (pinion) serve? Is it supposed to drive the pump? Is it missing teeth?
3. What is the purpose of item 44 (check valve). If it is an oil tank vent, and not opening, you are creating a vacuum in the tank if the pump is operating. Loosen the oil cap and see if it oils. If yes replace the check valve.

I think Joe Schmoe is saying Poulan redesigned the oil system to eliminate all the hose couplings. It makes sense, one hose from oil pickup (filter on hose end in tank) to bar is much less likely to leak, also no restrictions for any particles in the hose to form a clot on. I see nothing on my research to support Poulan doing that. There are a couple of new models that I cannot find an IPL for so it is possible. I have headache JK. If this does not solve it is not because I did not give it my all. Please post back (below) with success or failure. If successful what was the cause. TIA

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