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Chain not engaging

When the chain is spinin on the bar but when it touches the wood the chain stops but the motor is still going is a clutch? If so how do I fix it

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I have not worked on electric chainsaws but I do work on gas powered saws. The clutch shoes could be wore out if the saw sees frequent use. Could be something wrong internally as well.

Posted on Apr 13, 2014

  • Dave Vuckovich Apr 14, 2014

    I would agree with Kevin that the clutch is worn out or the shaft is twisted off



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