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Offline Kurt Sligh

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New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« on: September 21, 2015, 12:14:57 pm »
I just bought this saw and cut all day friday and everything was great.  Then Sat when I started cutting I noticed it was harder and the chain got really loose.  So I tightened the chain to the recommended tightness and went back at it.  It started smoking really bad like the chain was getting no oil.  It got real hot.

After it cooled down I ran it over paper and there was the faint line of oil so I assume (from that test) that it is getting oil.  What else could cause this?  I was running thinner oil and went and bought some summer oil, could this be the cause. I haven't had a change to change the oil out but that was my next step.

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2015, 12:19:58 pm »
Insufficient oil, or a burned up roller tip.  Check the pump output without the bar and make sure the oil holes in the bar is not plugged

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 12:31:25 pm »
Insufficient oil, or a burned up roller tip.  Check the pump output without the bar and make sure the oil holes in the bar is not plugged

There was plenty of oil in it.  It's a brand new saw (maybe 6 hrs on it), so I doubt the roller tip would be burned up.  I'll take the bar off and see what I get.

My other 2 chainsaws are stihls, I decided to retire my big stihl after 11 years (worm gear or oil pump issue) and I went with the echo for economical reasons. I planned on repairing the stihl and having a backup.

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2015, 12:33:05 pm »
Is the piker adjusted to max?

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2015, 12:45:07 pm »
Is the piker adjusted to max?

Not sure what a piker is.  Does it adjust how much oil is flung out to the chain?  If so, I can't find how to do that.  I just downloaded the manual and am looking though.

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2015, 12:53:39 pm »
Hahahaha.  That's auto spell for oiler!!!!

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2015, 12:57:43 pm »
Hahahaha.  That's auto spell for oiler!!!!

 ;D  So are you saying I should be able to adjust just how much oil comes out of the resorvoir and get's to the chain?  I looked on the saw yesterday and couldn't find it and now am searching the manual.  No luck so far.

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2015, 01:05:32 pm »
I believe that series of saws has an adjustable oil pump.

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2015, 01:10:16 pm »
Look on the plastic just below/behind the clutch for an adjustment screw. Should be an imbossed chain LINK image on the cover indicating chain oil adjustment

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Re: New Echo CS-590 the chain smokes bad
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2015, 01:18:30 pm »
Look on the plastic just below/behind the clutch for an adjustment screw. Should be an imbossed chain LINK image on the cover indicating chain oil asjustment

Thank you sir, I will try that tonight.

Kurt

 

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