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The cord on my saw wont pull. not even a little bit. the cord mechanism itself is working fine but when on the unit wont pull. i was using the saw and the chainbrake triggered. the saw shutdown. i reset the brake and the cord would not pull. the saw is new. the fuel mix is correct. any ideas

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    dontbother10 May 11, 2010

    Make, model, and serial numbers always help! Remove the plug and try it (leave ignition off). If it won't turn with plug out take it back. Lou



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If your sure it the chain brake then try to reset. But you could have locked up the motor

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