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Ryobi pcn3335 chainsaw chainbrake will not release fully

Chain becomes fully free only when brake handle is pulled hard back to release and is held.

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    David Ford May 11, 2010

    I cant find anything under PCN 3335. It sounds like the chain is not locking in the open position which could be an adjustment or a lot of debris in the cover not allowing full expansion. Give me the model number and I will try and find more info for you


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Hi i have a ryobi 4545 with the same problem ( the brake will only release if i pull it back hard ) i have had a look but can not see any means of adjustment ...hope you can help.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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    r_rowe2 May 19, 2012

    Had no end of problems with the same problem, new brake band and lever mechanism did not fix it. Ended up shortening the spring about 3mm, this worked and the brake still works fine when engaged.


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1. Is there a Homelite/Ryobi dealer/authorized repair facility near you? If yes I'd try them they may repair it.
2. Any major chainsaw seller/repairer may be able to repair it... there will be a fee.
I own a few chain saws without chain brakes. I also own and use good PPE.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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