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Engine smoke when chain brake on

Brake band seems tight around clutch but shortly after starting smoke comes out from under saw.I dont know if excessive but some oil on inside of clutch cover thanks

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It sounds like the band is too tight and the smoke is coming from a burning clutch. You need to get your owners manual and loosen the band before you burn the parts up.

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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

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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.

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The metal band around the outside of the clutch is no good


That's not supposed to be tight normally, that's the brake band. It locks up around the clutch drum to stop the chain if the chain brake is pushed forward. Pull the handle back, and it should release.

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How do I get the brake band ,located inside the chain cover, assembled back onto the chain saw. clutch assembly. The band brake diameter seems too small to fit around the clutch housing.


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.

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The engine starts but the chain does not move even when the throttle is applied and then it starts to smoke the whine does not sound like it has full power either


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.

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Starts but chain wont turn. and white smoke comes out the side where chain is. is it the clutch thats burn out?


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.

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Poulan P4018WT Gas Saw Type 2 link below (may not be your saw - 5 to choose from):
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/PWE/P4018WT-Gas-Saw-Type-1/75.P4018WT-Gas-Saw-Type-1.1.59.1.html
It has an inboard clutch. If this is your saw remove the clutch cover, bar,
chain and inspect the chain brake linkage within. Is the brake band tight against the clutch drum? If yes grasp the forward most upper handle and pull it aft (may require some force at rear extreme) until it clicks (a keeper nests in a detent). Is there a little clearance between the brake band and clutch drum? Can you spin the clutch drum now? If yes reassemble your saw.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4146814-chainsaw_chain_installation
If not post back please.

Poulan.com
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/POULAN-WEED-EATER/75.59.html
The dash number of your serial number is the type.

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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

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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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