Question about Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw 2.5 Cuin
There are actually many people asking the same question on this site with regard to several different saw models and none of the answers have been very helpful....until now.
I was faced with the same dilema and finally figured it out. When you try the steps below, you'll kick yourself for not having thought of it sooner.
If you are like me, my saw just quit. The engine would start, but the chain wouldn't turn. I didn't really know what a chain brake was or how it worked. Since I tinker with things, I thought I would take the saw apart and see what I had broken. I started by loosening some bolts and prying off a metal band from around the flywheel/sprocket assembly. Before I knew it, I had taken off the brake. I then realized what the chain brake was, how it worked, and I had actually not broken a thing - I had only needed to reset the brake. Now, however, as I tried to re-install the brake, nothing would line up and it seemed impossible.
Here is the trick:
1. Take out the c-clip and remove the flywheel/sprocket.
2. Push the brake handle to the forward and locked position.
3. Assembly the brake spring/band/cover assembly back into place over the end of the brake handle. Without the flywheel/sprocket assembly in place, you should be able to easily manipulate the springs so that things align correctly.
4. Install the brake screws.
5. Pull the brake handle back to the unlocked position, thereby opening the band.
6. Reassembly the flywheel/sprocket assembly.
7. Reinstall the blade bar and chain.
8. Replace the cover.
Hope this helps. To all you yahoos who said by a new assembly or look at a schematic and figure it out, get real! You're no help at all!
Posted on Oct 05, 2010
You don't list your model; There are probably over 100 to choose from. Find your model here:
Open the IPL. find the "Handle,Chasis and Bar Assembly" or similar page. That is the only drawing showing the chain brake parts. If you aren't able to repair it using that your options are to find your friendly neighborhood chainsaw shop or a new saw. HTH
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 25, 2015 | Craftsman sears 18" Chain Saw Chain (...
Nov 06, 2013 | Craftsman sears 18" Chain Saw Chain (...
If you need more help come back.Post /
thumbs / testimonial are
Dec 14, 2010 | Poulan Pro 16-Inch 38 cc Anti-Vibration...
Jun 09, 2010 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...
Apr 17, 2010 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...
Mar 19, 2010 | Poulan Pro 42CC 2 Cycle Chainsaw, 18"
Jan 18, 2010 | Poulan Wild Thing 2375 18" Gas Chain Saw...
263 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!