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Clutch smokes while sawing. is it too tight or lose? is there a setting?

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Hi,
No setting on clutch. engages with centrifugal force.There should be a ring you can remove from the shaft to remove the clutch cover and inspect the clutch fibers. Possibly worn. The clutch assembly can be replaced.
Good Luck,
Wayne

Posted on Oct 06, 2010

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Grasp the forward most upper handle (hand guard), move it forward, did it click? If no the brake is released. Pull it aft until the brake latches open (clicks), may require some grunt at rear extreme.
Remove the clutch cover, bar and chain. Start the saw, does it still smoke? Yes post back below, no reassemble your saw, ensure the brake is open. Start teh saw. Smoke? If yes post back below.
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4146814-chainsaw_chain_installation

If you have more questions or need additional help please reply below and I will get back to you. Good Luck. HTH
Lou
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