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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

ES400 returns this (I did not look for IPL).
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.
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