Cant get clutch cover off new Husqvarna 235e chain saw
Have disengaged chain brake, removed knob but no joyI had the same problem . I got it off but now it won't go back on the brake hadn't reset . I am now trying to find a way to reset the brake . The spring and linkage is beyond center and I don't see a good way to compress the spring to get it locked back . Mine is on a new 450 with 18 in bar .
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Re: Cant get clutch cover off new Husqvarna 235e chain...
Make sure the brake activator handle is engaged and move it sharply
back toward the handle. sometimes the 3 teeth that connect the 2 pieces
do not engage well. Sometimes you need to rock the brake trip handle
one way or the other while pulling rearward. If you can't get it, a
servicing dealer can, usually 2 seconds and free. You might want to
order a new chain as a spare to pay for his expertise.
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... brake assembly and install the spring in the cover of ahusqvarna saw. ... Next time I will try to remember to disengage the brake first. .... How to Remove a Chainsaw Clutch Cover and Reset the Chain ... Restricted Mode: Off.
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There is a number of ways to re load the brake, you can either remove the clutch and sprocket, the brake will then go back onto the saw enabling you to use the hand guard on the saw to load the brake ( to remove the clutch, there are two cut a ways in the clutch centre designed to enter a flat screw driver into, then strike with a suitable hammer to remove, it is a left hand thread ) or you can remove the hand guard from the saw and use this as a tool to re load the brake, or you can clamp the cover in a vice ( be carefull not to damage the cover ) then use a strudy pair of pliers or grips in the three legged loading mechanism and turn it to load the brake.
A link to an IPL a 2008 Husqvarna 235E follows (may not be your saw): http://weborder.husqvarna.com/order_static/doc/usa/2008/I08000/I0801001.pdf
It includes a good illustration of the brake and its' components. It is likely the chain brake is released and will need to be engaged to enlarge the brake band. Reset Chain Brake Immobilize the clutch cover (blocks of wood on a flat surface to protect the finish) in a vise or with a large C-clamp to a work surface.
Use pliers or a crescent wrench and rotate it clockwise until it latches open. This will require some force. A slight modification reported in a testimonial to the above method follows; " Thanks for the help. I took your answer and modified the fix a little. I placed the cover on loosely and then moved the bar handle into the right position in order to engage the spoked wheel, then rotated the handle back until the cover fit right. Thanks, SG "–NameRemoved All Husqvarna OMs and IPLs can be found here: HusqvarnaUSA.com http://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeowner/support/download-manuals/ Enter the 3 digit model number (no XPs, Es, just the numbers) Serial number decode – useful when downloading IPLs and Manuals 06 1500198 06 = year produced – 2006 (single digit before 2000; please contact Husqvarna for single digit clarificationhttp://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeowner/support/customer-support/) 15 = week produced – March 00198 = 198th unit Husky produced that week
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Hello. If you haven't done so already remove the bar and chain. The chain brake mechanism is behind the clutch.Clean the whole area with compressed air or a scraper and a shot of engine cleaner if you have some. Look for broken, bent ,stuck or missing parts.
That metal band you see which is preventing you from putting on the cover is part of the chain break mechanism. You were suppose to disengage the break before taking off the cover (I did the same thing). To get it back together you need to disengage the break by a tricky procedure and that will make the band diameter larger so it fits over the clutch. To force the band open, you need to first place the cover over the two bolts that hold the bar. As you already know, the back of the cover will not be able to fit over the clutch. Now in this angled position, bend (force) the break lever down (gray thing on top) until you can force together the sproket in the cover onto the mating pastic fitting built into the break lever. Now you can use the break lever to force down the internal spring and open the metal band. That will expand the stainless steel band and it will fit around the clutch. If you now push down on the back of the cover it will snap in over the clutch. Once you see how it is done, it is not so hard, but it is tricky because you are forcing some of the parts slightly out of position to get it back together. .
The chain brake is engaged when the brake handle is moved forward.....to ensure it is actually the chain brake...with the clutch cover off and in your hand, pull the chain brake back...if it will not move, attempt to move it forward to see if it was not engaged...if it moves forward, it is now engaged...pull back to disengage it...a lot of times the problem is not the brake, but rather the bar adjuster....if the brake is not the problem,...loosen the bar adjuster and reassemble the unit...once assembled, then adjust the bar as per the user manual.
Mine did this when nearly brand new. You likely have a nasty jam of oil and sawdust stuck between the chain brake and the flywheel. It can be loosened by either careful prying of the case or precise shots of carb cleaner up in the housing. While you are in there look for a buildup of oil around the chain brake connection to the kickback paddle.