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Replacing Chain Chain came off while using; can not get it back on.

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You need to loosen the two hold down bolts on the side the chain is coming out from and loosen the adjuster which should be a flat tip screwdriver head. make sure the chain is properly routed on the bar and the drive socket. that means the triangle shaped flanges need to be in the slots in the sprocket and the grooves on the bar and the slots on the tip (end) of the bar. the gradually tighten the adjuster until the chain can just be lifted off the bar until you can barely see the end of the triangle flange. if its improperly routed or to tight or too loose damage or injury can result. it might be best to find a repair shop or a neighbor to walk you through it the first time. properly mounted it should turn easily by hand with a glove on and also when running. if the end starts to smoke while your running it the chain is too tight. if it wont turn at all its too tight or improperly routed. always wear hearing protection, gloves and protective eyewear and no loose clothing while operating a chain saw. they can cause serious injury or death if not properly maintained or operated. good luck.

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