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Make sure the bar and chain are being properly oiled, the chain is properly sharpened and adjusted just up to the bar lower edge, but not so tight that you can't turn it by hand. Check the bar's nose sprocket for free turning (with the chain off). I'm assuming that this is not one of the auto-tensioning saws. Make sure the chain adjust 'tang' has dropped into one of the large holes at the drive end of the bar before tightening. You may need to remove the bar and chain to inspect the mounting area for obstructions. Also, start the engine and observe oil oozing out of the side port where the bar fits up to. Hope this helps!

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