To remove or not to remove the sponge?
The oil reservoir has a sponge in the refill opening. The manual says on p. 27 not to remove "the foam."
But it takes ages to refill, up to 1/2 hour, obviously because of the foam. Is this a design flaw? Should the foam be removed?
asked 5 years, 1 month ago
on Yardworks 7.5A 2-in-1 Electric Chainsaw and Polesaw
I think they put this in there to protect from foreign debris from falling in the reservoir and plugging it. It wouldn't take much to plug. I just took mine out and am careful to wipe off any wood chips or other debris when refilling. It takes forever to fill it when the foam pad is in there.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
Hmm mine didnt have a sponge I am assuming its there to keep out crud, If you can take it out and fill it up and put it back in
answered 4 years ago
- West St Paul Manitoba
Just bot this saw. There was no `foam' in the oil intake. Possibly (in your case) this was left in to limit the risk of any oil seepage in transit. I would remove it.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
- Edmonton, AB
The sponge is merely to help prevent dust and debris from entering the reservoir. If filling is an issue than suggest that you clean the full outside of the chainsaw, remove the cap, clean around the cap and then with long nose pliers remove the sponge, fill the reservoir and reinstall the sponge for use again. Hope this will help.