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Husquvarna brake band adjustment

I took my cover and bar off of my saw while the chainbrake was engaged, i think. Now its nearly impossible for me to get my brake band to slide over my clutch drum. How do I get my brake to be able and slide over my drum ?

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If you pulled the brake toward you to engage it, simply push it back out to disengage it. (might take more pressure to release it than to engage it)

Posted on Nov 19, 2013

Testimonial: "yes of course but, putting my cover back on properly is impossible because ive taken the cover off while the band was tight and now cant disengage band."

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SOURCE: chain brake band will not release to replace the clutch cover

Hi there
Sometimes that's not an easy job . I work for a Husqvarna dealer and I have that problem frequently . First try to get the clutch cover on place (do not use the bolts) and push in @ the top part of the clutch cover , then try to move the clutch lever backwards to release the band (better if done with two people) . If that does not work the only way is remove the clutch lever with the 2 bolts on each side and put the lever on the clutch cover (top metal piece that looks like a clover)to release the band (again with 2 people one holds the clutch cover and the other one the lever pulling the lever backwards) .
Hope this help
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Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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SOURCE: clutch cover wont go back on

Your cover probably won't go back on because the kickback/chain brake is on. Pull the handle on the cover back until you hear a click, the it will go on. As for removing the clutch, you need Poulan tool # 530031112 and an impact witha 3/4 socket. If you're just trying to reset chain break, removing clutch is not necessary, just pull back on handle as I said before.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: how to release brake band when cover is removed on model 445 ?

HI. I HAVE USED THEM SAWS FOR 25 YEARS. WELL IT SOUNDS LIKE THE BRAKE IS INGAGED IF NOT YOU WELL HAVE TO LOSEN THE BRAKE OFF UNTIL IT WILL GO ON.WATCH OUT FOR DIRT IN BACK OF BAND. LET ME KNOW.

Posted on Aug 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Brake band will not go over fly wheel

A link to an IPL a 2008 Husqvarna 235E follows (may not be your saw):
http://weborder.husqvarna.com/order_static/doc/usa/2008/I08000/I0801001.pdf
It includes a good illustration of the brake and its' components. It is likely the chain brake is released and will need to be engaged to enlarge the brake band.
Reset Chain Brake
Immobilize the clutch cover (blocks of wood on a flat surface to protect the finish) in a vise or with a large C-clamp to a work surface.

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Use pliers or a crescent wrench and rotate it clockwise until it latches open. This will require some force. A slight modification reported in a testimonial to the above method follows;
" Thanks for the help. I took your answer and modified the fix a little. I placed the cover on loosely and then moved the bar handle into the right position in order to engage the spoked wheel, then rotated the handle back until the cover fit right. Thanks, SG "–NameRemoved
All Husqvarna OMs and IPLs can be found here:
HusqvarnaUSA.com http://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeowner/support/download-manuals/
Enter the 3 digit model number (no XPs, Es, just the numbers)
Serial number decode – useful when downloading IPLs and Manuals
06 1500198
06 = year produced – 2006 (single digit before 2000; please contact Husqvarna for single digit clarification http://www.husqvarna.com/us/homeowner/support/customer-support/)
15 = week produced – March
00198 = 198th unit Husky produced that week

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. HTH & Good Luck.
Lou
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Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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SOURCE: have tried everything but cover will not go back

The problem you are experiencing is very common. Many people remove the side cover with the chain brake applied or either the brake becomes engaged after the cover has been removed. You will need to reset the brake before you can install it. This is a little tricky but can be accomplished. I find that it is done fairly easy by carefully clamping the side cover in a vise, and using a good strong pair of needle nose, span the "rotator" (star shaped wheel) on the brake and with another pair of pliers, grab the needle nose pliers and "twist" the brake into the disengaged position. Hope this is explained well enough to get the job done.

Posted on Mar 04, 2011

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