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2020/11/08 01:03:12 (permalink)
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Grinding sound

I have a Ms271 chainsaw and recently have replaced the bar, clutch and sprocket but when I go to run it, it feels like something is grabbing it because I don’t get full power and it has a grinding sound. After a bit started smoking a bit so I shut it down. Any thoughts where and what I look at next?

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    Re: Grinding sound 2020/11/08 06:02:46 (permalink)
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    Did you match the bar and sprocket to the chain gauge and pitch? A common mistake not to do this. A .063 gauge will not work in a .058 gauge bar nor will a .325 pitch work on a .375 pitch bar or vice versa.
     
    From there you need to check the crankshaft bearings. This provided that you didn't straight gassed the engine.
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    Re: Grinding sound 2020/11/13 12:56:10 (permalink)
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    So, if it’s the crankshaft bearing, how difficult would that be to fix? Or would it be advisable to take it into a shop. I’m not a mechanic but I can work on Stuff and figure it out. But if there’s too much to get into I don’t have the time, nor patience to mess with it.
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    Re: Grinding sound 2020/11/13 14:49:03 (permalink)
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    It is a bit of work, the saw needs to be stripped completely. You will need a puller to remove the bearing from the shaft and a way to heat the new bearing, warm oil works here. If you are not comfortable doing it yourself a competent dealer is your best bet but get a quote first, a new(er) saw might be a better bet.
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    Re: Grinding sound 2021/02/16 06:40:23 (permalink)
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    AVB, you are the man. Thank you so much for the advice. It was the bar and sprocket not matching the right gauge and pitch. I appreciate the advice, in which helped me immensely. Now I can get back to all the fun stuff now. Thanks again, much appreciated, amigo
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    Re: Grinding sound 2021/02/16 11:51:40 (permalink)
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    Thanks for letting us know. Too many times we never hear back so  there is no opportunity to learn from it.
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