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Make sure the chain brake (lever on top of saw in front of top handlebar) is not pushed forward, thus locking it.

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My poulan 18 inch chain saws blade turns but only cuts in about an inch and won't go any farther. It's two days old and worked fine cutting the first 2 trees down.

It sounds like the chain does want sharpening, it depends on what you are cutting ( type of timber, dirty timber,burnt timber etc ) as to how long before it needs sharpening, if the chain comes into contact with the ground below the tree it will lose its edge instantly.

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The hand guard on the machine should control the chain brake, you should be able to firmly pull the guard fully back to the top hadle to load the brake, if the saw has been run for any time with the brake on there may well now be some melting of the plastic cover, this will mean a new brake complete required, you will have to lever the brake off the saw as best you can, it will be tight because the band will be clamped around the drum, this should only be done as a last resort if pulling the hand guard back does not work

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Sounds like the chain brake was set when you took the cover off. You need to disengage the chain brake (release it) so the round spindle will fit inside. Look for the two parts (one on cover, one on saw) that match up at the base of the chain brake. You won't be able to fit the whole cover on, but if you can line up where the metal triangular gear engages the chain brake, you can give it a snap to disengage it. What I have done in the past is to line up the two parts and push down on the top of the cover where they meet so as much of the gear is in the chain brake release as possible ( I put a knee on it ) and then give a snap to release it. Be careful though, because the cover part is plastic and you don't want to strip that part of the chain brake assembly. Good luck.

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Need to know how to change chain on a 14inch McCulloch Eager ****** gas chain saw

Turn the chain adjusting screw CCW a turn or two, release the chain brake, and remove the large nut on the right side cover. The bar and chain will come off after removing the cover. (note: a 16" bar and chain will fit the saw which makes it a little more useful if cutting trees) Be sure to clean the small oil passages in the drive end of the bar that run from the large holes out to the chain groove on each edge. It is common to flip the bar over to equalize chain groove wear. Also, if the outer corners of the bar edges have wear that causes the metal to flare outward, use a file to cut off those sharp edges (at about 45 degrees) so that it doesn't project beyond the bar's flat surfaces. This will help prevent a cut from wandering off to one side. Re-assemble in reverse order after cleaning the engine and cover. You may have to turn the chain adjust screw some more to compensate for the old chain which will stretch with use. Make sure the adjustment 'tang' falls into one of the large holes in the bar before tightening the cover nut down. Hope this helps!

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Make sure the chain brake is released. Remove the two cover bolts completely and back off the chain adjustment screw several turns. All of this should release the cover. Make sure the chain teeth cut toward you on the bottom run. When adjusting the chain, leave the cover screws finger tight, and turn the adjusting screw CW to bring the chain up to the lower bar run, but not so tight that the chain cannot be moved by hand. Tighten the cover screws and recheck chain tension. When running, hold the bar tip near some cardboard while running at speed--it should throw off a thin line of oil onto the board. Hope this helps!

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The humming is the motor trying to turn. Remove the drive end cover from the bar and chain--back off the chain adjustment CCW several turns. If the saw has a chain brake, release it. When the cover is loose, remove the bar and chain, inspect the entire mechanism for any damage--particularly the chain itself. Run the motor without the bar and chain, and check for oil oozing out of the side port in the motor case where the bar fits. To reassemble, fit the bar in place after cleaning the small oil passages in the drive end, then fit chain over the sprocket. Pull the bar outwards to tighten the chain, then fit the cover and fasteners finger tight. Adjust the lower run of chain up to the bar (the lower run of teeth cut toward you), but not so tight that you can turn the chain by hand. Tighten the fasteners and recheck chain tension. Chain saws don't seem to like cutting hedges and other small branch, but tough bushes and the like. Make sure the chain teeth are properly sharpened. Hope this helps!

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Remove the cover at the drive end and back off the chain adjustment several turns. Make sure the chain brake is released. Check the condition of the sprocket on the outer clutch drum looking for tooth damage--also check the outer clutch drum bearing for looseness. Lay the chain out on a table or board--look for lateral bending, broken or bent links/teeth, or other obvious damage. If ok, clean the bar oil passages including the two small holes that feed oil out to the chain groove from the larger holes on each side. Also, clean the entire chain groove and lube the end sprocket--check to see that it turns freely. If all ok, fit the bar in place, then thread the chain over the bar and sprockets. Pull the bar outwards and fit the cover back over the bar. Turn the clamp nuts finger tight, then adjust the chain tension until the chain pulls up to the lower edge of the bar so that it doesn't droop, but not so tight that you can't move the chain by hand. Make sure the teeth cut toward you on the bottom run and that the teeth are properly sharpened. Tighten the clamp nuts fully and recheck tension. If ok, start the engine and run the bar tip near a piece of cardboard for a few moments--it should throw off a thin line of oil onto the cardboard. When properly sharpened, the chain will readily cut quickly without undue effort and will make straight cuts. Forcing the cut will overheat the chain and cause it to come loose. Hope this helps!

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