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Wen electric chain saw -is it doa?

Got a wen 14 inch elec chain saw -nothing happens when i plug it in and pull trigger tight--but it looks brand new never used..the oil fill is totally dry--is there a sensor maybe than wont let it run w/out oil?? yellow fill cap on top--what shld i fill it with? 30 wt?? or if i hear no sound now when i pull trigger is this just doa????this saw looks like it was NEVER used. cant figure this out. THANKS someone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Are you pressing the trigger lock with your thumb before you pull the trigger? That's a safety feature to prevent accidental sawing.

There's not a sensor for the oil, but you don't want to run the saw dry. It takes a special bar/chain oil which is thicker than motor oil.

FYI... if you look for a manual on the web, search for "Wagner chainsaw" because Wagner bought the chainsaw business from Wen.

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Just bought wen chainsaw at fleemarket. same discription and problem. took it apart and found white corrosion on copper pad that connects against motor carbon brushes. used sand paper to clean contact area and reassembled saw. Worked fine afterwards.

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I have a Wen 14" chain saw, Model 2400, Type III for sale. No bar and chain though. Runs well. Call 406-683-6218

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TO: royearl130,
Let me know if you decide to sell you Wen chain saw, as I need a part for mine!

Thank you,

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Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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