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I have a brand new wild thing chain saw and was using it today in the yard and it threw the chain,I put the chain back on the correct way and now the chain will not turn,The hand break is not on,can anybody help me on what to do to get the chain to turn while the engine is running.Thx

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First get a pair of gloves and try and turn the chain by hand with the motor not running, does it turn easily and if not I would check the chain tensioning and also for debris in the clutch area that caused the chain to come off. remove the side cover and make sure nothing causing it to hang up. Then put saw back together and retension and the way to do this is to hold up on the nose of the bar and tighten the screw until you can only lift the chain and barely see the drive teeth in the middle of the bar exposed, snug down the locking nut and again rotate the chain by hand, Also while checking everything out check the bar to make sure it didn't get damaged. Let me know if you need more assistance.

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