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Saw won't work?

Took it to Boyd's Pro-Tac in Greenwood BC and when I got it back
it would start and run, but chain will not turn. When I tried to take the
cover off it was hard to remove, and will not go back on. Not sure he
knew what he was doing or did not care. Anyway there seem's to be a
ring that goes around the clutch and won't. Could it have been damaged
or twisted bad enough to cause this problen and can it be replaced, as saw is a good one.

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He set the chain brake before he returned it to you. That is why the chain wouldn't turn. Always grasp the forward most upper handle and pull it aft as far as it wants to travel before removing the clutch cover.

Reset Chain Brake
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Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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    dontbother10 Oct 07, 2009

    The band (ring) on the clutch cover (cover) is the chain brake. It was tripped when you removed it. That is why it was so difficult to remove the cover. The brake (ring) must either be reset (per the above link) or replaced.

    An IPL (exploded parts list) for your saw can be found here:

    Poulan.com

    http://www.ordertree.com/modelinfo/POULA...

    There are a type 1 & 2 (2375LE) with different part numbers and item numbers, both are $19.43. A new clutch cover may arrive with the chain brake tripped and require resetting in order to install it. Before you spend any money take the saw and the loose clutch cover back to Boyd's. Ask him to reset the brake and demonstrate the proper use and resetting of the chain brake. He did nothing wrong!!!



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