Question about McCulloch 16 In 4.5 Hp Electric Chainsaw With Carrying Case MCC4516FK

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No oil to chain

I fgilled it up but the chain stays dry

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Remove the bar and chain. Run the saw for a few moments--it should ooze out oil from a side port where the bar fits to. If ok, clean the drive end of the bar oil passages, particularly the two small channels that run from the large holes out to the chain groove on each side. Clean the entire chain groove. If no oil came out of the port, the oil pump, connecting lines, and tank filter require attention. When everything is back together, run the saw for a few moments with the tip near some cardboard--it should throw off a thin line of oil onto the cardboard. Hope this helps.

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