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Husqvarna 345 chainsaw chain doesn't move freely and heats up

My husqvarna chainsaw cranks good but after removing he brake the saw will work for a very short time but then it heats up and heat/light smoke comes from the sprocket area.

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Has the chain ever came off the saw?and i'm going to assume that it is the correct chain for the saw...reason i ask about the chain comming off the saw is that when it does the driver have a tendency to become nicked and will heat up the clutch because the saw is trying to drive the chain links through the chain slot.also you need to look at the drive sprocket to see if there is any wear on the teeth....also over tighting the chain will cause the clutch to heat up.

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