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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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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

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r4146814-chainsaw_chain_installation
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Poulan.com
http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/POULAN-WEED-EATER/75.59.html
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