Question about Husqvarna Garden

1 Answer

Bought a new Husqvarnia 450 chainsaw and folowed the instructions to fit the chain bar. I found it difficult to take off the clutch cover (the brake had not released fully). I cannot get the clutch cover back on because the brake spring is very tight. Is there a special tool needed to release the pressure on the spring? Or should I be doing something else?

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,220 Answers

I guarantee you are not the first to experience this. In the future if the clutch cover is difficult to remove please do not!
Reset Chain Brake
Immobilize the clutch cover (blocks of wood on a flat surface to protect the finish) in a vise or with a large C-clamp to a work surface.

Bought a new Husqvarnia 450 chainsaw and folowed - 7caad41.gif


Use pliers or a crescent wrench and rotate it clockwise until it latches open. This will require some force. A slight modification reported in a testimonial to the above method follows;
" Thanks for the help. I took your answer and modified the fix a little. I placed the cover on loosely and then moved the bar handle into the right position in order to engage the spoked wheel, then rotated the handle back until the cover fit right. Thanks, SG " – NameRemoved

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. HTH & Good Luck.
Lou
Thank You for using FixYa.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Need to put a new chain on a Husqvara 235 14 inch chain saw?


Check that the chain brake is in disengaged position by
moving the front hand guard towards the front handle.
Remove the bar nuts and remove the clutch cover (chain
brake). Take off the transportation ring.
Fit the bar over the bar bolts. Place the bar in its rearmost
position. Place the chain over the drive sprocket locate it in
the groove on the bar. Begin on the top edge of the bar.

Make sure that the edges of the cutting links are facing
forward on the top edge of the bar.
Fit the clutch cover (chain brake) and locate the chain
adjuster pin in the cut-out in the bar. Check that the drive
links of the chain fit correctly on the drive sprocket and that
the chain is in the groove on the bar. Tighten the bar nuts
finger-tight.
Tension the chain by turning the chain tensioning screw
clockwise using the combination spanner. The chain
should be tensioned until it does not sag from the
underside of the bar.
The chain is correctly tensioned when it does not sag from
the underside of the bar, but can still be turned easily by
hand. Hold up the bar tip and tighten the bar nuts with the
combination spanner.
When fitting a new chain, the chain tension has to be
checked frequently until the chain is run-in. Check the
chain tension regularly. A correctly tensioned chain
ensures good cutting performance and long life.

Jun 27, 2011 | Husqvarna Garden

1 Answer

How doe the band on my chain break attach to my chainsaw mine is broken and i do not know how to install it. or how to get the clutch off so i can replace it


It can be a little tricky!

If you are referring to chain break band

Tools you will need:
1/2 Socket (to remove bar nuts)
T25(torq) or you can use a Flathead screw driver but is a little harder.

Remove 2 bar nuts,Clutch cover,bar,chain, 2 screws on black bar handle right behind clutch cover(this is needed because there is a hidden screw there for the chain break) You will need a new chain brake (my guess is that it is part # 530071893 aprox $15) but you will want to verify that with your model number.

You should see the chain break assembly, 3 - T25 screws are visible after the clutch cover is removed(note sometimes you have to clean saw dust to make screw head visible) the other T25 screw is hidden under the black bar handle. Once you remove all 4 screws on the chain brake you will be able to pull it off.

Installing the new one is the tricky part because if it is set(or break is on) you will have a hard time putting it on.One of the easiest ways is to focus on it near the muffler you will see that a metal 3 pronged gear fits into the plastic part of the chain break handle.and if the band is too tight to fit over the clutch drum you will have to carefully reset it by applying pressure onto the area that has the 3 pronged gear and chain break handle make sure that the handle is pushed forward all the way while you apply pressure then slowly pull chain break handle back till you hear a "snap" this resets the chain brake spring and the band should now fit over the clutch drum.Now, proceed with putting back together 4 chain brake assembly screws,2 handle screws,and bar,chain,clutch cover,and 2 bar nuts.

Please note it is important that you apply quite a bit of pressure onto chain break area where metal (3 pronged) gear fits into handle while resetting or when you reset it the metal part can cut into and damage the plastic piece in the chain break handle.

You can see a breakdown here: http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Poulan-Parts/Chainsaw-Parts/Model-P4018WT/1324/1503220/P0506041/00002?blt=06&prst=0&shdMod=P4018WT

Hope this helps!

Feb 20, 2011 | Poulan 18" Wild Thing Chainsaw

1 Answer

Change drive spocket


To change the sprocket you need to remove the cover where the bar attaches, remove bar and chain...then you will need to unscrew the bolt on the bell. the bell should slide off...check to see that the new clutch bell comes with bearings, as you may need to purchase separately...then reassemble in reverse order...note: make sure that the brake is NOT engaged when you take the cover off as it will make it difficult to put the cover back...and trying to release the brake with the cover off is VERY difficult

Jan 18, 2011 | Husqvarna 350 18 Inch Gas Chainsaw 52CC...

2 Answers

Trying to fit bar and chain on a new 445.can not replace clutch cover after following instructions closely.it seems brake is on. WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE HELP. THANKS.


You'll definitely have to unlock the chain brake to get the cover back on. You should be able to unlock it by pushing the chain brake handle forward, toward the bar and chain when mounted on the saw.

Oct 20, 2010 | Husqvarna "Chain Saw - 16" Bar, 3 Hp

1 Answer

Chain will not rotate; which part needs to be replaced?


Try to turn the chain by hand--if moves freely, the clutch assembly under the cover may be overly oiled. Remove the bar and chain, then wash the clutch drum and shoes with carburetor spray cleaner. Make sure the chain brake is not set. Hope this helps!

Sep 13, 2010 | Husqvarna 450 e-series 18" Chain Saw

1 Answer

Can i get instructions to download on how to change the chain on my homelite 33cc chainsaw with 14.35 chains


Got to homelite.com and input your model number.
WARNING:
When servicing, use only identical Homelite
replacement parts. Use of any other parts may
create a hazard or cause product damage.
WARNING:
Always wear safety goggles or safety glasses
with side shields during power tool operation or
when blowing dust. If operation is dusty, also
wear a dust mask.
GENERAL MAINTENANCE
Avoid using solvents when cleaning plastic parts.
Most plastics are susceptible to damage from
various types of commercial solvents and may be
damaged by their use. Use clean cloths to remove
dirt, dust, lubricant, grease, etc.
WARNING:
Do not at any time let brake fluids, gasoline,
petroleum-based products, penetrating
oils, etc., come in contact with
plastic parts. Chemicals can damage, weaken or
destroy plastic which may result in serious
personal injury.
LUBRICATION
All of the bearings in this product are lubricated with
a sufficient amount of high grade lubricant for the
life of the unit under normal operating conditions.
Therefore, no further lubrication is required.
REPLACING THE guide BAR AND
CHAIN
See Figures 34 - 43.
DANGER:
Never start the engine before installing the
guide bar, chain, clutch cover, and clutch drum.
Without all these parts in place, the clutch can
fly off or explode, exposing the user to possible
serious injury.
maintenance
Fig. 34
Fig. 35
Fig. 36
WARNING:
To avoid serious personal injury, read and
understand all the safety instructions in this
section.
n Always place the switch in the stop “ ” position
before you work on the saw.
clutch
cover
Run
Position
sprocket
Page 26 — English
cutters
bar
groove
chain drive links
Fig. 38
maintenance
chain rotation
chain drive links
Fig. 37
n Make sure the chain brake is not set by pulling
the chain brake lever/hand guard towards the
front handle to the run position.
NOTE: When replacing the guide bar and chain,
always use the specified bar and chain listed in
the Bar and Chain Combinations section later
in this manual.
n Wear gloves when handling the chain and bar.
These components are sharp and may contain
burrs.
n Press in on the clutch cover lock knob and rotate
counterclockwise until the clutch cover can be
removed.
n Remove the bar and chain from the mounting
surface.
n Remove the old chain from the bar.
n Lay out the new saw chain in a loop and
straighten any kinks. The cutters should face
in the direction of chain rotation. If they face
backwards, turn the loop over.
n Place the chain drive links into the bar groove
as shown.
n Position the chain so there is a loop at the back
of the bar.
n Hold the chain in position on the bar and place
the loop around the sprocket.
n Fit the bar flush against the mounting surface
so that the bar studs are in the long slot of the
bar.
n Replace the clutch cover ensuring that the
adjusting pin in the clutch cover is in the bar
chain tensioning pin hole and that both bar
studs are securely in their respective holes in
the clutch cover.
NOTE: The adjusting pin may need to be slightly
repositioned with the chain tensioning dial so
that it is aligned with the position of the bar chain
tensioning pin hole.
n Replace the clutch cover and rotate clutch
cover lock knob just enough to hold the cover
in position.
NOTE: The bar must be free to move for chain
tension adjustment.
n Lift the tip of the guide bar up to check for sag.
n Remove all slack from the chain by rotating the
chain tensioning dial clockwise until the chain
seats snugly against the bar with the drive links
in the bar groove.
n Release the tip of the guide bar and, if the chain
sags, turn the chain tensioning dial clockwise.
Repeat this process until sag does not exist.
n Hold the tip of the guide bar up and tighten the
clutch cover lock knob securely.

Jun 25, 2010 | Homelite Consumer Products 9.0 Amp, 14 In....

1 Answer

How to remove chain drive on makita Dcs6401-20?


HI , FIRST UNDO BOTH SIDE COVER BOLTS ON THE CHAIN COVER AFTER MAKING SURE THE CHAINBRAKE IS IN THE OFF POSITION,[BRAKE LEVER PULLED BACK].TAKE THE TWO NUTS OFF REMOVE THE COVER,LIFT THE BAR SLIGHTLY AND PUSH IT TO THE REAR.THAT WILL LOOSEN THE CHAIN SLIP THE CHAIN OFF THE BAR AND REMOVE THE BAR ,ONCE THE BAR IS OUT OF THE WAY ,YOU TAKE THE CHAIN OFF THE SPROCKET BEHIND THE CENTRIFICAL CLUTCH AND SLIP IT OUT AROUND THE BACK. AFTER CLEANING EVERY THING ,PUT IT ALL BACK THE SAME WAY .YOU WILL HAVE TO SCREW THE ADJUSTER BACKIN SO AS TO EASILY FIT THE BAR TO THE ADJUSTER PIN ,IT IS NOT DIFFICULT AND AS YOU SEE THE PARTS IT WILL FALL INTO PLACE

Nov 18, 2009 | Makita DCS6401 20 20",64cc Chainsaw 2...

2 Answers

Clutch cover will not go back on


Ensure it isn't tripped before removal is the best advise I can give. It is difficult to reset with the cover removed, Dolfoff explains it well. GL
Lou
Reset Chain Brake
Please follow this link, cursor down to “Best Solution”, while there click the “Was this helpful? [Yes}” button.
http://www.fixya.com/support/t3102817-re_install_side_cover_after_chain HTH
Lou
If no vice a "C" - clamp to a work surface might work.

Oct 10, 2009 | Husqvarna Chain Saw 20" Bar

3 Answers

Clutch cover wont go back on


the easiest way i have found to put the cover back on is to take the clutch drum off.now youn can put the cover on.reset the brake and reinstall the clutch drum.the brake loop gets in the way any other way.hope this helped,if not let me know and we can try something different.......

May 10, 2009 | Husqvarna , No.455 Rancher, 20" Gas -...

3 Answers

460 Husquvarna Chainsaw


I have a 340 Huskuvarna but experienced the same problem. It must be a common Husky problem because when I called their tech support the lady told me exactly what to do. So your first solution is to call tech support and they will talk you thru it. Basically though... after you have your bar and chain on. Put you brake handle forward (brake ON postion). Put your cover on, bar nuts on loosely and get the brake part engaged with the cover plate. It doesn't look right at this point. The cover will be crooked/cocked with the front part on and the back part over the clutch off. Then push down on the back part as you pull the brake handle into the off position.

Sep 13, 2008 | Makita DCS51018 18" 45cc Chain Saw 2 Cycle

Not finding what you are looking for?
Garden Logo

Related Topics:

202 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Husqvarna Garden Experts

Phil Walker
Phil Walker

Level 3 Expert

608 Answers

Doctor PC
Doctor PC

Level 3 Expert

7733 Answers

Roland W VanLue
Roland W VanLue

Level 3 Expert

486 Answers

Are you a Husqvarna Garden Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...