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Engine stops when chain brake is applied

I have a husqvarna 142. As soon as i apply the chain brake the engine stops. it does it every time. Thanks for the help

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Sound like the springs are broken in clutch.they can be replaced.but when you replace them you should also grease the needle bearing in clutch durm

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