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Do you have any oil in the tank? Take off the bar and chain and run the saw to see if the oil is coming out of the hole. If not, the worm gear may be bad, or the pump is no good.

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*Make sure there is oil in the oil tank
1. remove the bar and chain and run the saw with them off. Oil should be pumped out the oil vein on the side of the saw.

If there is no oil being pumped out then you have 1 of 3 issues.
a) A blocked oil pipe or gauze filter in the tank.
b) A blocked or broken oil pump.
c) A broken or damaged oil worm/drive gear

2. If oil is coming out the oil vein then check that you have the correct bar for the saw and that the oil hole lines up with the oil vein. Also check that the bar groove is clear of dirt and debris allowing oil to travel along the bar.

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There are a couple of things to check. There is a small hose that runs from the bar oil tank to the bar. This may be clogged or cracked so that no oil is getting to the bar. I would also check the "O" ring on the bar oil tank. Of this is bad the tank can't pressurize and the oil won't flow to the bar. You may also want to check and see if all the little hoses to and from the bar oil tank are in good shape and connected.
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Remove the nuts that hold the clutch cover on, Then remove the bar and chain. Make sure the port hole in the bar is open for the oil to flow into the chain groove. The oil ports can get plugged by sawdust and chips. Bar oil is sticky. The bar and chain should be removed and cleaned on a regular basis. Clean the groove in the bar too. Also make sure the port on the saw body is open. Start the saw with the bar and chain removed, if oil doesn't flow from the port, then you have a faulty oil pump and will need to go in deeper to replace the pump parts.
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You want to buy Bar grade oil, it is sticky and stays on the chain, it will properly lube the bar and chain with a full tank o gas. People have used, used motor oil but this wears down the chain and gears from the micro sized filings in the oil so use clean bar oil to lube the chain correctly. also if the chain sprocket has a small hole in the tip of the saw you will need to buy a gear lube pump to keep grease in the gear at the tip of the blade. This should be lube each time you fill the fuel tank and once half way threw the tank of fuel to make the bar last longer. The bar oil is a special grade of oil and requires bar oil for it to adhere to the bar and the bar guides. Hope this helps and thanks for using fix-ya.

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Normally, there are valves in the oil circuit that prevent oil/air movement in the reverse direction. There is usually an oil filter on the line inside the tank that occasionally will plug up. Remove same and check. An oil line can go bad as well as the oil pump. Some brands of saw use a plastic gear for the pump and the gear can strip it's teeth--check for same. When checking for oil flow, remove the bar and chain--look for oil to ooze out of a port on the engine case where the bar fits to. If ok, then clean the oil passages in the bar end, especially the two small passages that go to the chain groove on both sides of the bar. Finally, with everything together, run the saw at speed with the bar tip near a piece of cardboard for a few moments--it should throw off a thin line of oil on the cardboard. Hope this helps!

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If all you say is true and when revved up the saw oozes oil with the bar removed, then I suspect the bar is incompatible with the saw. Has the bar been replaced? The oiler holes in the bar must align with the channel in the saw. Oiler hole placement is part of the reason there are so many different part numbers for bars. The mount is only part of the requirement.

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

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Sounds like you're not getting enough oil to the chain. Basically you've got an oil pump, pickup and filter involved in getting oil from the resovior to the chain/bar. If you cleaned the obvious area and the chain is not coated with oil, you may have a clog further up (inside) the oil delivery mechanisms. Also, drain the oil from the tank, and see if you can "blow" air through there. With the saw running & pointed down, you should be able to see oil on the ground being slung off the chain, if not, you are not getting enough oil to the chain.

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