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How to get the chain brake reset so ou can get the sidecover back on

If you have removed the sideplate on your chainsaw with the chain brake in the locked position, you will have a very hard time getting it back on without destroying the brake band. If you have done this try this solution. First remove the bar and chain fronm the saw, then start putting the side cover on, use one of the nuts on the front screw.As it comes in contact with the ratcheting part of the hand break make sure you push the chain brake handle forward while tightening the front nut I mentioned. when the nut is snug, pull the brake handle back to reset the brake, You will hear it click into place. then remove the side cover and re install the bar and chain. your good to go/

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how to remove the chain from a husqvarna 235e chainsaw?


Like this or pretty close.





  1. Cock brake while expanding chain brake binder by pulling brake handle towards left-hand (wrap-around) handle grip, hard, until it locks in place.


  2. Loosen 2 brake-asssembly-and- bar retaining nuts but do not remove yet.


  3. Unscrew (turn CCW) bar adjustment screw on front face of unit in order to shorten bar and slacken saw chain.


  4. Slip chain off bar over bar tip and towards inward side of bar.


  5. Remove two nuts loosened in step 2 and pull brake assembly and bar straight out and off bar mounting studs.


  6. While rotating clutch/brake-drum, maneuver saw chain off sprocket and around drum perimeter to remove from saw.


  7. Repeat/reverse steps 6 thru 1 in that order to reassemble.


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You will need to release the brake by applying a very heavy screwdriver to the + shaped part of the brake coupling. Check the action of the brake handle and duplicate it at the the +. Hope this helps!

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You just have to pull the lever back, like it was on the saw, until it clicks/unlocks. It may be hard to do, but thats what has to be done.

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What U can do is take a Flat tip screw driver & carefully try to Pry the Cover Off... Please be Carefull, and try Prying at different locations, and don't Pry too hard, OK... Let Me know if this Helps.. Sounds like the Brake is Stuck, when the cover comes Off, the Brake should release!!!!! Have a Good One...

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