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How do i remove sprocket from chainsaw homelite ut10588

Need to replace sprocket can get sprocket off shaft. took nut off end where pull string is. still can't get sprocket off

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  • Eugene Rounds Nov 20, 2014

    Hi wayne e solomon, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box?
    Also check for a chain brake as a few of these had them and if it has one make it is released.


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The washer needs to removed too as it may have dropped into a thread. Other than that there nothing that shouldn't be anything holding the sprocket drum; unless you have a clutch or needle bearing failure.
Note: only 6 tooth .375 sprocket is available and than it is an aftermarket one. The 8 tooth .325 spocket is no longer available.

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