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Chainsaw electric motor jammed

Was sawing a root. Suddenly the chain saw stopped. The motor cannot be turned by hand.

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  • spndrft Oct 22, 2008

    Chain is removed. Cannot turn by hand. Cannot remove motor housing due to one security-type allen nut.

  • spndrft Oct 24, 2008

    The guard activates a switch that shuts off the motor. The guard was not involved when the engine froze. Moving the guard does not free up the motor.

  • lowthian Feb 18, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. I can't turn the motor by hand (having removed the blade) and I have tried to push back fairly hard on the guard but it is totally stuck and doesn't move in either direction ( no play at all)

    Please,some advice will be very much appreciated.

    The saw has only been used twice (light cutting) last year as has laid in the garage through winter. It still looks in 'new' condition.

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Remove the chain, then see if it will turn over by hand. Does it have a chain-brake??? Frankster016

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  • frankster016 Oct 22, 2008

    Your prob sounds like the safety brake! Push the guard back toward the front handle with a bit of force. You will hear a click when it is reset. Frankster016

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