Question about Stihl Garden
The chain brake on my new saw doesn't "click" when you pull it back as described in the manual. Consequently, the chain brake is disengaged permanantly
Posted by Anonymous on
1. What is the make and model of the saw?
2. Does it make any sound when you push the chainbrake handle towards the front (the bar and chain direction)?
3. The idea, and the way it works is that as the bar and chain get jerked upwards towards your face, your left wrist catches the chainbrake handle and pushes it forward thus engaging the chainbrake.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Mine did this when nearly brand new. You likely have a nasty jam of oil and sawdust stuck between the chain brake and the flywheel. It can be loosened by either careful prying of the case or precise shots of carb cleaner up in the housing. While you are in there look for a buildup of oil around the chain brake connection to the kickback paddle.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
Most of the rancher models are easy to look at. Take the four screws off that hold the starter cover on.When off have a look to see if the pulley is ok or one of the starter dogs(pawls) is jamed . If dogs ok take the screw out of the centre of pulley and remove it ,check for spring tension. if there is just be carful to leave sring in housing. look at spring if broken or out of shape renew it and rope.check for cracks in pulley. When renewing spring and rope get correct rope length and diameter. don't over tension new spring. hop this helps
Posted on Jan 03, 2009
Here is a link to instructions on installation of a chain... http://188.8.131.52/manuals/113556-01A.pdf.
Make sure that the chain has been properly tensioned. Sometimes if the guide bar nuts are not tighted securely the bar will notremain in adjustment. Verify that the guide bar bolts are hand tightened plus one full turn with a wrench. If it is has been properly tensioned, the sprocket cover tab (located on the round part of the sprocket cover) may not be inserted into the saw body tab slot. If you are still having problems you just may need a new chain. I suggest that you contact Master Parts at 800-446-1446 or online at www.masterparts.net. If you have the model number they may be able to help you with the owner's manual for your unit also. I hope this helps!
Posted on May 26, 2009
Easy suggestion would be to get new spring coil. Is it older saw? Have had to change mine on poulan saws before.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
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