Question about Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar

1 Answer

I have a husqvarna 257 with a 20inch bar and having oiling problems, is getting hardly any to no oil and have the oil adjuster screw the whole ways out, is the oil plunger bad?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

If you take the bar off, and then run the saw, does oil come out of the saw? If it does, then the oil pump is likely working O.K.

If the oil comes out of the saw and does not make it onto the chain, it is possible that the oil exit slot on the saw, and the hole on the bar are not lining up properly. This happened on my Husqvarna 141 saw. The oil was coming out of the saw fine, but it never made it to the bar and chain. As a consequence the chain was always dry and very, very hot.

The other saws we use, always have plenty of oil on the chain. I think Husqvarna may have made a design flaw on some of their saws, and the exit point of the saw and the entry to the bar are not properly aligned. I wonder how many saws this affects.

Posted on Sep 01, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a husqvarna 55 chainsaw and i'm unable to find the bar oil adjustment. does this model have adjustment screw?


The 55 does not have an adjustable oil pump, it is pre set and cannot readly be increased.

Apr 06, 2013 | Garden

1 Answer

Husqvarna 235 is leaking bar oil really bad


Hi, What Kind of oil do You use? A thiker one could be a solution.
Usualy there a other screw (than those H and L of the carburator) to adjuste the amount of oil spend on your blade.

Feb 04, 2013 | Husqvarna , No.455 Rancher, 20" Gas -...

1 Answer

THERE IS NO SCREW TO ADJUST BAR OIL ON MY 51 HUSQVARNA IT JUST COMES OUT WAY TO MUCH THERE IS NO SCREW TO ADJUST SERIAL NUMBER OF MY SAW IS 425-1275


try this click here .. been awhile since i worked on one. it is nice to have lots of oil, but should be same as a tank of gas .. jay the pool pump repair guy florida

Feb 03, 2012 | Husqvarna Garden

1 Answer

359 chainsaw husqvarna. is there a manual oiling adjustment or is it always automatic? There seems to be some sort of adjustable screw above the oil reservoir fill cap.


Hi,

The screw above the filler cap is to hold the housing on. The adjusment screw is on the bottom of the saw. When looking at the bar side of the saw, turn it over and you should a screw below the bar and clutch. It has 3 positions. Turning it to the right will decrease the flow of oil, to the left to increase it.
If you put a longer bar and chain on, you usually have to increase the oil flow.

In case you didn't know, to check to see if you have the oil flow correct, run the saw with the blade facing a light, flat object or a chunk of wood you just cut. You should see a light oil line appear after a minute. This is a good way to be sure your pump is working. If you don't see a line of oil, something's wrong. Out of oil, pump not working, etc.

Hope this helps. If it does, I would appreciate a vote or comment. Thanks,

Handie Andie

Mar 30, 2011 | Husqvarna Garden

1 Answer

I have a husqvarna 45 i bought in 1989...which runs great except the bar gets no oil....i cleaned everything up ...not sure about taking stuff apart...is this something i can fix myself?


On the bottom of the saw there is an adjusting screw that allows oil to come out onto the bar. There is three different settings. Adjust the screw to a certain setting. Then start the saw, put a board in front of you, rev the saw up and you should start seeing vertical line made by the oil. If no line is present, adjust the screw to a higher setting and try again. If this does not fix the problem, the oil line is clogged and will need to be cleaned out. Hope this helps.

Nov 14, 2010 | Husqvarna , No.455 Rancher, 20" Gas -...

1 Answer

I have a 450, and I would like to increase my bar oil output. Where is the adjustment screw? Please!


There is no adjuster for the Husqvarna 450. Husqvarna recommend that if there's not enough oil reaching the bar that you slow down the engine by adjusting the carburettor screw. I have the same saw and also wanted to adjust the oil flow. I didn't change the carburettor and it's still cutting away without doing any damage. It's meant to use less than a tank full of oil to the tank full of fuel when you're cutting near constantly. With stops in between it will use more fuel and less oil.

Nov 08, 2010 | Husqvarna , No.455 Rancher, 20" Gas -...

1 Answer

Turning up the bar oil?


An “OM, 455e Rancher, 455 Rancher, 460 Rancher, 2009-09, EN, FR, ES” Follows (may not be your saw):
http://weborder.husqvarna.com/order_static/doc/HOUS/HOUS2009/HOUS2009_1151382-49.pdf
An excerpt from page 38 of the above OM follows (forcing it may render it inoperative):
Adjustment of the oil pump
Adjustments are made by turning the screw using a screwdriver or combination spanner.
The machine is supplied from the factory with the screw set to position 2.
Turning the screw clockwise will reduce the oil flow and turning the screw anti-clockwise will increase the oil flow.
Recommended settings:
• Bar 13"-15": Position 1 (full CW)
• Bar 15"-18": Position 2 (center)
• Bar 18"-20": Position (full CCW)
These recommendations apply to Husqvarna’s chain oil, for other chain oils increase the oil flow by one step.
WARNING! The engine must be stopped when making adjustments.

All OMs and IPLs can be found here:
HusqvarnaUSA.com
http://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeowner/support/download-manuals/
Enter the 3 digit model number (no XPs, Es, just the numbers)
Serial number decode – useful when downloading IPLs and Manuals
06 1500198
06 = year produced – 2006 (single digit before 2000; please contact Husqvarna for single digit clarification http://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeowner/support/customer-support/)
15 = week produced – March
00198 = 198th unit Husky produced that week

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. HTH & Good Luck.
Lou
Thank You for using FixYa.

Apr 27, 2010 | Husqvarna , No.455 Rancher, 20" Gas -...

2 Answers

Husqvarna 272 xp, setting for setting screw for oiler


To check for proper oiling, run the saw at speed with the tip of the bar near a piece of cardboard--it should throw off a thin line of oil after several moments of running. Adjust the oil adjust screw CCW for more oil. The screw is usually in the lower front or underneath the engine. Remove the bar and chain first before adjusting anything and check the oil passages located in the drive end of the bar for plugging--especially the two small passages that go from the large oil holes out to the chain groove on both sides. Start the engine without the bar and chain--look at the oil port where the bar mounts next to the engine. It should ooze out oil with the engine running fast. If nothing at all, the pump, oil lines, and oil filter in the tank should be checked. When everything seems to be working, then adjust oil flow for best operation. Hope this helps!

Apr 17, 2010 | Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar

1 Answer

Where is the bar oil adjusted from on husqvarna 345


Turn the Hus 345 chain saw upside down, you may see a little Icon of a oil droplet and a + - arrow by the chain. THe adjustment screw is not pictured in any of the standard user manuals,. but it is a small black slot headed screw over a rectangale metal tab by the chain. I believe if you turn it counter-clockwise, it will give you more oil,, It did for me. If you have the bar off, you can start the saw and see it come out the hole, that would verify your oil pump is working. Make sure the holes on the bar are clean also. running the saw at a fast idle for 1 min should oil the chain well enouth that it starts spraying off the end of the bar when you gun the engine.

Mar 31, 2009 | Husqvarna Forest & Garden No.967012396 345...

1 Answer

Bar oiling problem


Just a thought: Is it cold where you are? At this saw mill where it is my job to keep chain saws running, learned years ago that you cannot use "bar oil" in winter. Need thinner oil, like motor oil. ....preferably a "non-detergent" motor oil, plain 30-weight is OK, HD30W will work, but the HD part causes the chain to stretch more so than standard bar oil. The bar oil literally is so thick in cold that it stripped the worm gear out of a Poulan Pro oil pump (plastic gear, anyways, wasn't much to begin with.) But thought you may want to try thinner oil, if it is cold where you are. Oh yea we also have 2-Husqvarna 359's with 20-inch bar, and use thinner oil in winter. Our Husqvarnas have an oil adjuster located on bottom, on clutch side. Straight slot screw adjustment.

Nov 18, 2008 | Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar

Not finding what you are looking for?
Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar Logo

Related Topics:

727 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Husqvarna Garden Experts

Phil Walker
Phil Walker

Level 3 Expert

608 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers

Are you a Husqvarna Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...