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Brand new chain saw bought from reputable dealer. The CS600. It was missing a part on the oiler and dealer fixed. Now the clutch overheats badly, to the point it acyually smokes. Does Echo have a policy for lemons. I think the saw could potentially be great, but I am not happy with all the problems this one is having.

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Not had a lot to do with Echo, but have always heard good reports, for smoke to come from the clutch cover the clutch would have to be slipping, either due to running with the chainbrake on, or useing with a very blunt chain. To make sure the brake is off, pull the hand guard fully back to the top handle.

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

Testimonial: "Thanks for the response. Agree that the clutch must be slipping. I have to believe it was not assembled correctly or a bad cluch. Thanks!"


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Hello Tom;
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ArboristSite Chainsaw thread (free to join)
This thread is discussing an oiler falfunction on a similar saw, I think Fish is a Stihl dealer, is very helpful and his advice is proven.
You can get IPLs and if the chainsaw Gods smile a shop manual or two here (please do a search and PM someone that has replyed to a similar request):

ArboristSite Beg for manuals thread (free to join)

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