I have a Husqvarna 141 Chainsaw and little to no oil makes it onto the bar/chain. After using the saw for 20 minutes, the chain is bone dry and the bar is very hot. Oil does come out of the bottom of the saw however.
The last few times I used the saw, I would just stop every 10 minutes and pour oil onto the bar/chain from the oil bottle. This makes a mess and a lot of oil drips on the ground.
I have taken the saw to a Husqvarna Authorized Service Center (Crockett Service Center in Dallas) twice over the past year for this specific problem. I paid about $40.00 each time and they said they cleaned out the oil orifice. However, when I got home, the saw still does not put out oil onto the bar. I have heard of other people who have this model chainsaw having the same, identical issue.
It appears that the oil leaves the reservoir/pump, and then drips down behind the silver plate that the bar rests against. This silver plate is seen in the photograph.
What is causing this oil problem? Is it a manufacturing defect with this model? Can this be repaired or should I throw the chainsaw away?
Thanks very much for any help on this issue.