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I REMOVED THE SIDE COVER ON A HUSQUAVARNA 41 TO CLEAN THE SAW. THIS COVER ALSO HOUSES THE CHAIN BRAKE. I PUSHED THE CHAIN BRAKE HANDLE FORWARD TO BETTER CLEAN IT. (CHAIN BRAKE ON) NOW I CAN'T GET THE HANDLE BACK TO RELEASE THE BRAKE. IS THERE A TRICK TO DOING THIS?

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  • gtm452 Jul 17, 2009

    I CAN'T SPOT ANY OBVIOUS RELEASE FOR IT. I'M NOT SURE THAT I KNOW WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR. THE HANDLE IS ALL THE WAY FORWARD AND WILL NOT PULL BACK NO MATTER HOW MUCH FORCE THAT I APPLY. ANY SUGGESTIONS?

  • gtm452 Jul 17, 2009

    I WAS ADVISED TO LOOK FOR A BRAKE RELEASE AND I DID NOT SEE ANY THING OBVIOUS TO DO THIS. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT I AM LOOKING FOR? THE HANDLE IS STUCK ALL THE WAY FORWARD AND WILL NOT PULL BACK NO MATTER HOW MUCH FORCE IS APPLIED

  • gtm452 Jul 18, 2009

    THIS LOOKS LIKE WHAT I NEED. THE PICTURES AND PRINT ARE TO SMALL TO SEE IN THIS FORMAT. IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU COULD E-MAIL THIS TO GTM452@AOL.COM. THANKS!

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Hi there,

There is trick in release the chain brake, just pull the handle then it should be released. If not, then something might have been stuck up causing the brake not to be released. I suggest you dismantle the brake to trouble shoot what is happening there. Here is the procedure, I hope you can see it clearly if not send me your email address then I'll give you a copy of service manual. I hope this helps.

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You will need to release the chain brake, there should be a release for it.... let me know if you can spot it or not. It will need to be put back into the original position for the cover to fit on..


Let me know, thanks

Tim

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