Question about Garden
Find your saw on the link and there is a very good procedure.
1. There are metal piston stops available, when square (almost never) with the piston top these work well, if not square they have been known to punch through the piston. I suggest a length of nylon rope (nothing left behind) be used instead of the piston stop (retain 6" ± so you can remove it). Make certain the piston is near the top of the cylinder before feeding the cord or it can fall through the exhaust port and damage the piston as it rises.
2. Most (99.9%) clutches have left hand threads (tighten it to loosen it). If a finger nail held in the thread and rotated clockwise comes off the shaft it is a left hand thread. If it pinches against the clutch it is a right hand thread.
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Posted on Sep 13, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Mine did this when nearly brand new. You likely have a nasty jam of oil and sawdust stuck between the chain brake and the flywheel. It can be loosened by either careful prying of the case or precise shots of carb cleaner up in the housing. While you are in there look for a buildup of oil around the chain brake connection to the kickback paddle.
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
The IPL for a model 400 Echo can be found here:
It should not matter but please verify this fits your serial number.
From the IPL your saw has an outboard clutch. Use this the following as a guide. I didn't see any special tools on the IPL.
R² Drive Link Outboard Clutch
Let us know how it worked for you. GL
Posted on Sep 13, 2009
You will need to release the brake by applying a very heavy screwdriver to the + shaped part of the brake coupling. Check the action of the brake handle and duplicate it at the the +. Hope this helps!
Posted on Jun 26, 2010
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