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I'm looking for a way to adjust the E-Brake on my Homelite 18" Chain Saw. Its model UT10830. The Saw runs great it just seems that the Brake keeps it from cutting properly by not allowing the chain to turn as fast as it should.... If I tie the brake to the handle, so that it takes the tension off of the brake, the saw runs and cuts great. I would think there has to be an adjustment for it somewhere, I just can't seem to find it!

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Remove the nuts that hold the bar & the screws that hold the cover on.w/ brake off,remove cover.inside cover you will find 'band' brake that surrounds sprocket assembly.if adjustment is provided,it will be at one end of the's more likely to be an accumulation of sawdust interfering w/brake.also clean sawdust from chain oiler holes in bar,and around sprocket while you've got it apart.slacken chain adjuster screw to aid re-assembly,re-adjust chain

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