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I borrowed the chain saw from a friend to cut a small holly tree down. I didnt have it running for more then 2 minutes and it began to slow down and then just quit all together. It didnt get hung up or anything. I changed the cord just to make sure and it still didnt work. What else could it be?

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Check your brushes and make sure they move up and down and aren't worn down.

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