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How do I reinstall the chain brake on my Poulan Wild Thing??

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Find your model number add a LE suffix (i.e. if 2375 make it 2375LE) the "Handle, Chassis, and Bar Assembly" shows what detail is available. If not enough detail tell Poulan! Maybe it will improve for the next guy. If not happy with Poulan answer tell Husqvarna (parent company).
An entire new clutch cover (2375LE Type 2) item 36 pn545139903 is $19.43.
Sorry to not be more helpful but this is all we can do. HTH

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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

  • David Higdon Jun 06, 2013

    saved my confused self !! thought there was a special tool for the band or something , thank you !!!



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It is running lean, they always need to run a little on the rich side free running, once the engine is loaded it will then need the excess fuel, it runs ok without the bar and chain because there is no load, start by replacing the fuel filter in the fuel tank, check the fuel hose up to the carb for signs of fuel leakage, replace if reqired, if the carb has standard adjuster screws, increase the H screw by 1/4 turn out ( anto clockwise ) this will richen the mixture.

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