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Poulan chain saw. After starting, chain drive won't move

My chain saw will crank just fine.  When I give it some gas, the chain will not move.  After I take the cover off and take the arm off, I try to move the drive that actually moves the chain.  It will not move.  It is frozen.  Are there any suggestions out there?  Much appreciated.

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  • fla_hd_rdr_1 May 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. It starts fine and will run at idle but when I give it gas she bogs down and the chain will not move. It seems if the brake is not disengaging or the clutch is seized up.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    saw used 2x's. Has been fine. Went to start today and on/off switch and choke do not move.
    Have tried with brake on, or off.
    Can't fugure out whats up. no mention of this issue in manuel or help line

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If equipped, the chain brake may be engaged. Its the lever just ahead of the fore handle. (pull back on it)

If the clutch assy. were frozen, then the chain would move all the time.

Good luck
Aduz

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