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Chain won't stay tight on my poulan 222 pro. I have the correct chain size. Does the bar need to be replaced?

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No, the bar fasteners are not tight enough. If the saw is under warranty, take it to a servicing dealer for repair or instructions to correct what you are doing wrong. Good luck!

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Poulan pro troubleshooting


CHAIN STRETCHS AS IT HEATS - KEEP CHAIN TIGHTENED CORRECTLY AND ALWAYS KEEP OIL IN OILER AND MAKE SURE IT OILS THE CHAIN. IF THIS DOESN'T FIX - REPLACE THE CHAIN. IF IT STILL HAPPENS THEN REPLACE BAR. WILL FAIL AGAIN WITHOUT OIL. POULAN WILL NOT HOLD UP WITHOUT CHAIN LUBRICATION. WORSE THAN OTHERS. IF CHAIN OR BAR OVERHEATED YOU'LL WORK ON IT MORE THAN YOU CUT. OIL IS THE KEY TO CUT WITH A POULAN!

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What size of chainsaw file do I need for poulan pro PP4620AVX


hi there susan brown6

if your chain is a 3/8 lo pro chain the file will be 5/32nd ------- and if its a 0.325 size use a 3/16th file -------- or if its a 3/8 -0.58 chain use a 7/32nd file

but its more likly to be either 5/32nd( for 3/8 low pro chain ) or 3/16 th for .325 chain

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I can't keep the tension on the blade tight. After a short period of use it loosens up and won't stay on the bar.


Check threads on tension bolt may be worn or adjuster threads that bolt screws into may b worn. Odd thing is if bar plate is tight bar should not move.

Sep 03, 2011 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

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I have a Poulan 295. I needed to replace the chain. It is a 20" chain. There is bar oil in the resevoir. The chain will not stay on the bar (it seems loose even when fully tightened). I replaced...


If you replaced the bar AND the chain, you'll need to make sure the chain is the correct chain for the particular bar you've used. If you're only replacing the chain, you need to make sure the chain has the same # of drive links as your old chain (maybe one or two more, if you've had some removed because of chain stretch).

On that particular model, for a 20" chain, you could have a 78 OR 80 drive link chain (drive links being the part of the chain that rides in the groove of the bar). The correct drive link count is determined by the bar you've installed and should have been made clear by whoever you purchased the bar from. Some brands use an 80 drive link chain, but MOST use the 78 drive link chain.

If the bar you purchased uses the 78 drive link chain, but you have an 80 drive link chain, then no matter how far out you adjust the bar, you may not get the chain tight enough. PartsBuggy shows a listing of which bars use the 78 drive link chains here.

Aug 29, 2011 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

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My 18" Poulan Pro Wild


Sounds like your chain is to tight.Take the cover that is at right side of the saw motor off and loosen the two nuts a bit and look for a tension screw behind the bar and back it off,if the bar won't move loosen the two nuts that hold the bar on the saw.With the saw siting like you use it pull down on chain and get about 1/8 of an inch between the bar and chain.(use gloves)If the bar is blue by the chain groove You will need a new bar.Blue means the bar has over heated and lost its temper.The blue metal is brittle in other words.You should all so check the drive sprocket for wear.

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What size chain does the Poulan Pro 4218 use?


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It is an 18" chain .The user manual is at http://www.chainsawsdirect.com/manuals/PP_3516_4218_Man.pdf

On page 6 the part numbers for the bar and the chain are shown

Hope this helps .. if so, pls leave feedback, if not - let me know!

Jan 24, 2010 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

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Poulan Pro 42cc Just Won't Cut It


The chain is directional, only cuts one way. If a new chain won't cut, it must be on backwards.

Apr 27, 2009 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"

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I have a Poulan Pro PP3516AVX chain saw. I used it


Their not the best saws but make sure the nuts holding the bar and cover on are tight after adjusting chain sometimes improper cutting will continue to kick chain off bar.

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