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Go to and look for the bolt that hold the brake.usually the bolt is located in the chain plate that has a large groove in order to adjust the chain.

Posted on Oct 12, 2010


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Husqvarna - IPL, 455 Rancher/ 460, 2006-02, Chain Saw (example - may not be your saw):
See Detail A, pn 503 89 08-02. You can use a Crescent Wrench on one of the ears (left end) to reset it. With the cover positioned with pn 503 89 08-02 in the upper left rotate it CW until it nests, to reset it.

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Please follow this link,
Cursor down to “Best Solution”, while there click the “Was this helpful? [Yes]” button
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You can download the IPL for you saw here:
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15 = week produced - March
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I will wager you will NEVER again remove the cover with the brake set. Me either! Good Luck. HTH

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the easiest way i have found to put that cover on is to remove the clutch drum,once you have the drum off you can put on the side cover and release the brake.once the brake is released you reinstall the clutch drum.let me know

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