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1800W. The gear that pulls the chain, is worn out. THE CHAIN DOESN'T MOVE.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
Make sure the chain brake is not engaged.Pull it toward the handle until it latches.Also check for sawdust under the chain sprocket cover.Adjust the chain to remove slack but make sure you can still move it by hand.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
SOURCE: Chain sprocket worn out
Outboard drums (drums on the outside of the clutch) are held on by a nut or e-clip.
Inboard drums are held on by the clutch which is threaded onto the crankshaft. And there is the challange.
***NOTE all chain saw clutches have LEFT hand threads, so, rightey loosey, lefty tightey. (just backwards from everything else)
*** NOTE #2: DO NOT USE AN IMPACT GUN
this will most certainly shear the flywheel key or damage the flywheel !!!!! (after 35 years, you can ask me how I know that, LOL)
1) Use a piston stop to hold piston from moving: THIS IS A MUST !!!
Ok, so you do not have one, let's make one.
a) remove the spark plug
b) insert a piece of recoil rope into the cylinder hole, leaving a tail to remove it by. (rope, large shoe string, anything that is soft, that is aprox 1/4 to 5/16 in diameter to place into the spark plug hole to help the piston to stop it's travel by filling up the empty space. Just make sure you can remove it later)
c) secure the saw (extra set of hands may be needed) and with a suitable wrench on the clutch center, rotate the clutch to the right until piston comes to a stop. With a hammer, tap the wrench to aid in rotation. This can be very difficult, and may take several taps.
d) after removed, inspect and grease the drum bearing before re-assemlby.
e) upon re-assembly of clutch, tighten by hand only, NO hammer required. The force of the chain will tighten the clutch.
f) remove the rope, and re-install the spark plug.
Posted on Nov 22, 2009
Take the side cover off of the clutch area and watch while you try to move the brake. Something may be broken or out of place. If the brake band which is fitted around the clutch drum is damaged, it may be causing non-release.
Posted on May 14, 2010
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