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I have a Homelite Chainsaw 45cc Power Stroke. Model No. UT10946D. The chain brake is always applied. Brake lever will not latch in the released position. I've disassembled it and do not see anything physically wrong. Defective latch maybe?

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  • danebo Nov 20, 2013

    I also have the same model & same problem, replaced brake band & drum thinking they may be distorted from the heat - no change. Contemplating removing brake band and just using inertia brake, however, not safe but still renders the chain saw useable since it's almost new.

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I have the same model (ut10946d) and used it for less than 2 tanks of gas when the chain froze. I noticed it was slowing down and it seemed like the chain brake was not disengaging and staying in the "unlocked" position.
I took the tool apart today and found that the band that rubs on the clutch to stop the chain was dragging on the clutch because it doesn't disengage all the way. The heat from the friction melted the plastic parts around the clutch housing and crankshaft. So now I have a chainsaw that I bought new, used for less than an hour, and is now junk due to poor design and/or product control.

I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER HOMELITE GAS POWERED TOOL AS LONG AS I LIVE. THEY ARE PURE JUNK!

My solution, call homelite and complain about it, maybe they'll stand behind their design flaws - but I doubt it.

Posted on Jan 28, 2013

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