Question about Poulan 18" Chain Saw Replbar (small Saws)

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Poulan pro model 4218 got caught in stump I was trying to cut down. Bar was bent. Went to box store where I bought the saw and bought "POWER CARE" 18A replacement bar and chain, brought it home and installed it. All looks correct, but when I start the engine it runs but does not turn the chain. Ideas?

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  • drallim Sep 29, 2010

    Please state your problem that you are having.

  • shub49 Sep 29, 2010

    Have to go to work; will check and advise in the morning.

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Try the easy solution first and post back if this does not solve the problem:

Insure your chain is on the teeth of centrifugal clutch sprocket correctly. It is easy to have it either on the inside of the sprocket or on the outside of the sprocket. If it is not on the sprocket teeth, it will not turn the chain.

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