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How to adjust chain bar oil?
Screw on the button, will be labeled
i purchased a ferrex/aldi chainsaw model cs 5300b-4. i need to know what type of 2 stroke oil to use.... fully synthetic, semi synthetic, mineral???? There is absolutely no recommendation anywhere in the info supplied.
As I understand it, best to start off with straight mineral oil Lucas. Synthetic oil is almost too good at first, and interferes with the piston rings abrading the honed cylinder bore, a critical process called 'bedding in'. If you use synthetic oil during the run-in period, you risk glazing the bore and might never have properly bedded-in rings and piston. The same kind of process is at work in bearings too. So run several tanks worth of a straight mineral mix at least, then later in the life of the saw you can move to synthetic if you want to. Whether it's money well spent is an open question with an Aldi chainsaw. Chances are something else is going to break before the engine wears out, but still... you never know.
Where can I buy a new bar for a Aldi 54.6 chainsaw?
I have a gardenline essentials 45cc chainsaw and i cannot get the starter cord to retract,could it be the spring in the starter system. And if so can you buy a new one?If there is no replacement spring can you get whole assembly,i have number inside the assembly which is PA6>GF30< and at what cost.
where can i get one?
What is the valve clearance ,for future reference services
how do we get the warranty? my machine didnt start when i took it out of the box. thanks
Have a 4 stroke model purchased May last year. It won't run and seems to starved of fuel. Primer button only draws air. It leaks petrol when vertical with handle down. Broken Capillary? Has done about 10 hours work. Next step? Location is near Melbourne metro area.
In the manual it should have a number to call for after sales support, they’ll be able to service and repair it
What size bar does this chainsaw have.
My Gardenline 41cc chainsaw is leaking petrol when turned on its side . Any answers?
Pat, it's probably the fuel line having rotted as mine did. It can be replaced, although I had trouble finding an exact diameter match for it here in Oz. I had to use smaller stuff and make do, but it got mine up and running like a champ again. Good luck.
Thank you Vkoio4. Yes I opened the thing up and found the Fuel tank bung was out of place entirely ,so I cleaned it up and stuck it back with super glue. Also the oil tank bung was loose so it got repaired also. All working fine so far .. Fingers X 'd . it holds....Pat
Well done Pat! If the superglue doesn't hold, I've had some patchy luck with using silicone in the past, but it doesn't particularly like petrol and oil.
How do i tighten the chain
Use the adjustment wheel on the side where the bar and chain are. It's the big round blob hanging off the side with gradations around its edge. You first loosen it by sliding the central arm thingy out with your thumb. This makes an extended lever that acts as a built-in spanner, and you can rotate the arm counter-clockwise to loosen the chain bar enough to allow it to move - but not too much or the bar will come off. Then click the outer rim of the wheel around clockwise (it's on a ratchet, so it only turns clockwise unless you pull the little ratchet device out of the way). Turning the wheel clockwise will tighten the chain. Don't overdo it. You want a bit of slack in the chain. Once you have it adjusted right, tighten the built-in spanner arm again by rotating it clockwise, nice and tight, then slide the arm back into place.
I like using my garden line chainsaw. I have not needed to use it regularly, just a few times. However, When I recently used it it would not pump fuel using the bulb. It was always easy to start but now it's almost impossible. When it does start it does not run properly or go for very long - a few seconds. How do I get it repaired or what do I do? It's still under warranty.
The fuel line has probably rotted, like mine. It's poor quality tubing. If you open the fuel tank cap and fish around in there with a hooked bit of wire, you might even discover that the filter/weight has come loose with a length of fuel line. If not, the line could be split elsewhere. You can take it back under warranty and consign it to landfill. Otherwise, if you're handy, you can replace the fuel line pretty easily. Take a bit in to a mower shop so they can match it up and buy a piece. Thread it through the hole in the tank that the old line went through, to the carby at one end and with the bulb/weight on the other end inside the tank. You just need enough slack inside the tank so that the filter/weight can roll around freely and reach all corners of the tank. You can even buy fuel line on eBay. I think these saws use ~4.5mm outside diameter, maybe 2mm inside (but it's rubber so you can get away with slightly different sizing). Good luck!
Hi Vkoio. Thanks for the advice. Yep, the fuel line was broken. But not the one with the weight. It was the hose that returns from the primer pump back to the tank. I replaced it with really good hose but it is still sucking only air through the primer bulb. I then tested the hoses by disconnecting the primer hose from the carb and connected straight to the inlet hose (weighted) and it it pumps correctly, so the fuel line works properly now. However, the problem remains: the carburettor seems to be leaking air into the system, so I'm concerned that the carb has a problem, and it won't run properly because of the lack of fuel. I don't want to take the carby apart as I suspect that there are no spares anyway. I think I'll take it to the service centre. Can anybody tell me what do they do there, repair or replace?
Why not simply contact Aldi if it is under warranty?
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