Hi everyone! Can somebody tell me why the oil leaks from my extension pole saw? No matter what angle I store it in there is always a puddle.

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Hi everyone! Can somebody tell me why the oil leaks from my extension pole saw? No matter what angle I store it in there is always a puddle underneath it. I assume E-Go company knew people would store it with the bar and and chain oil in it rather than dumping it out and adding more before evey use?
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From the owners manual: "It is normal for oil to seep from the saw when it is not in use. To prevent seepage, empty the oil tank after each use, and then run the saw for one minute. When storing the tool for a long period of time, be sure the chain is lightly lubricated; this will prevent rust on the chain and bar sprocket."
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I don't use my pole saw attachment but a couple times a year, but leave remaining oil in and haven't noticed any leaking. I store it on a hook with the saw end up.
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It's basically just a hole that oil seeps through, so it will leak.  I store my chainsaw and polesaw on a metal pan and let em leak. 
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My 14" EGO CS leaks so much I have  a "diaper" of many layers of paper towels, which sits on a plastic Sterilite box cover (inverted) so as not to soak oil into the shelf the CS sits upon.  Periodically I throw the "diaper" away and place fresh paper towels underneath that leaky beast.
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