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Had to replace the lower guard assembly and cannot get the spring installed correctly.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Clean the area where the guard attaches to the hub assy. It is a snap ring that is holding the guard on. You will need to either use a pick or a small flathead screw driver in order to remove it. There should be a little tab that you will be able to work out. Look around the entire perimeter of the hub to locate it. You may need some extra light to see it. Stick the pick or small flathead behind the tab from the right. Work the tab out and above the hub. Now you can work your pick or scredriver around the perimeter to remove the ring. Install it in a similar fashion but use the flathead to guide the ring back into the groove, working it around the opposite way.
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
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You may be able to salvage the torsion spring that is there. Sometimes the end will break off and you can bend yourself a new end and just stick it back into the retaining hole in the housing or guard. There may be damage to the guard which will not allow you to just bend the spring to make a new joint. Either way, you need to know what you are dealing with. First remove the blade if you haven't done so already. Then remove the bumper (rubber piece) that stops the guard from returning too far. Next you will need a pick or a small flat head screwdriver. Look around the hub and you will notice a retaining ring. You will have to use the pick or screwdriver to get the ring started. Look for a little tab around the perimeter of the hub. You will have to work that tab out and make sure you keep your pick or screwdriver under it. Then work it around and off the hub. Then you can remove the guard from the hub. The spring is located under the guard and is a torsion spring. Look for damage to the guard and the housing as well as the spring. If there is any question to the integrity of the guard you should replace it. The part number for the torsion spring is 612517-00 ($1.50), the retaining ring is 150383-00 ($1.50) just in case you break it, and the guard number is 611925-00 ($6). If you have any questions please post back.
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
Had the same problem with the dewalt, either the lifter arm is bent just enough or some thing is worn just enough, we put a zip tie on the part where the saw comes up to rest and it works fine.
Posted on Mar 14, 2010
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