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Sounds like you haven't read the manual.! Is the chain brake still on.?? The chainsaw has a centrifugal clutch, the more the saw revs, the harder the clutch grips. Sounds like you have the chain brake applied and the clutch is trying to turn the drum which is being held by the brake band
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.
You need to load the brake, clamp it in a vice, be carefull not to damage the cover, if the hand gaurd is connected to the brake pull it fully back until the locks off, this may take a fair amount of force as it is compressing a large spring, if the hand guard is on the machine, remove it and use this as a tool to load the brake, the only other way is to remoce the clutch and sprocket, now refit the brake onto the saw, now pull the hand guard fully back to load the brake.
Can you move the chain by hand? If not, the chain brake may be set or damaged so that the chain cannot move. Is the chain adjusted extremely tight? Is bar oil getting to the chain? The smoke is probably coming from the clutch which is trying to drive the chain. The chain should be adjusted so that the chain just comes up to the lower bar edge, but allows free turning of the chain by hand. Get back to us if you need further help.
Grasp the forward most upper handle (hand guard), move it forward, did it click? If no the brake is released. Pull it aft until the brake latches open (clicks), may require some grunt at rear extreme.
Remove the clutch cover, bar and chain. Start the saw, does it still smoke? Yes post back below, no reassemble your saw, ensure the brake is open. Start teh saw. Smoke? If yes post back below. http://www.fixya.com/support/r4146814-chainsaw_chain_installation
If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Good Luck. HTH Lou Thank You for using FixYa.
You don't list your model; There are probably over 100 to choose from. Find your model here: Poulan.com http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/POULAN-WEED-EATER/75.59.html Open the IPL. find the "Handle,Chasis and Bar Assembly" or similar page. That is the only drawing showing the chain brake parts. If you aren't able to repair it using that your options are to find your friendly neighborhood chainsaw shop or a new saw. HTH Lou
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.
OK. This is simple. Either the chain brake is engaged or the chain is too tight. Start by pulling back on the chain brake toward you. There should be a "click" if the brake was released. If the chain is still immovable, try resetting the chain tension.
1. remove the spark plug wire2. loosen the two clutch cover nuts3.hold the bar nose up and loosen the tension adjustment screw until the chain moves freely without becoming loose.4. tighten both clutch cover nuts with the bar held up.5. Pull the chain around the bar by hand. Loosen the adjustment if you feel tight spots.6. When the chain is properly tensioned,tighten clutch cover nuts securely. Do not overtighten!7. Check chain brake operation and release.8. Replace spark plug wire and operate saw. Hope this solution will Fixya.