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I have a homelite chainsaw that the sprocket is frozen in place and I can't get the new chain to move at all by hand or motor. I don't have the manual any more. I was trying to find a site to download a repair manual no luck yet. Bob

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Sounds very much like the chain brake is on, pull the hand gaurd fully back to the top handle until the brake clicks and unlocks.

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Hi, poppa530 I will try to help you out. You probably installed the chain so it is not engaging the sprocket. Remove the chain and re-install, but make sure it is engaged on the sprocket located behind the drum where the shoes are that as the RPM goes up engage the drum and turn the chain. I can't think of anything else that could be causing this problem, unless the drum and clutch shoes are not engaging any more. Do you know if the clutch shoes, drum and sprocket have been removed from the crankshaft, and maybe not re-installed properly? Can you turn the chain by hand? If not, something has jammed preventing chain from turning. Have you recently installed a new chain, bar or both? If so, you might not have the right width drive link tang or the right pitch on the chain. If a new bar has been installed the bar groove might not be the right size. You might also check out the sprocket to see if it is bent or damaged. I hope I have helped even a little bit. All the best and good luck. Any questions welcome.

Feb 06, 2011 | Homelite Consumer Products 9.0 Amp, 14 In....

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Bought a Homelite 14" electric chainsaw. After

I am not sure if you have figured out how to put the chain back on your saw or not, but it doesn't take long.
1. Remove the plastic yellow "T" shaped nut on the right side of the saw (towards the front of the motor housing)
2. Remove the black plastic housing that covers the rear section of the bar and chain
3. Place the chain back onto the bar making sure it is facing the correct direction.
4. Place the chain over the rear sprocket area
5. Turn the +/- yellow plastic knob (towards the back of the saw on the right side) in the - direction until the metal guide inside the plastic casing lines up with the hole in the chainsaw bar
6. Replace the black plastic housing and slightly tighten the yellow "T" shaped nut.
7. Now turn the +/- knob until the chain is tight. Once the chain is tight, turn the "T" nut until it is tight and you are ready to cut again.

Jan 30, 2011 | Homelite Consumer Products 9.0 Amp, 14 In....

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I have started my McCulloch 338 chainsaw without any problem, but the chain will not move on the chainguide, when throttled up. I have tried to move the chain by hand ( after stopping the machine !!!) but...

The chain may have come off the sprocket.
There are 2 nuts about an inch apart down just past the bar which hold it in place.
Remove the 2 nuts, take off the cover which they hold in place and the bar and chain will loosen.
Check that the teeth on the inside of the chain are on the sprocket. Pull the chain tight against the sprocket and move it. Check that the sprocket turns. With the chain set in the sprocket replace the bar, chain and cover and try turning it again by hand. If it doesn't turn don't try to start the saw as you'll do damage.

If the chain was on properly and it still won't turn the clutch may be burned out. However the fact that you couldn't turn it by hand suggests that the chain was off the sprocket.

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On my electric chainsaw the chain keeps coming off

Remove the bar and chain. Lay the chain out on a bench or table to check it for any sideways bending or breakage of any of the links, missing cutting teeth or drive teeth. Make sure it is being properly oiled and sharpened. Check the bar for any damaged area around the chain groove and make sure the tip sprocket (if equipped) turns freely and has no tooth damage. Check the drive sprocket for tooth damage or missing teeth. Check the drive end oil passages that run from the large holes out to the chain groove on both sides for plugging. Tighten the chain to bring it up to the bar, but not so tight that it can't be moved by hand. Hope this helps!

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On my petrol chainsaw the cog that turns the chain is not moveing

The sprocket should be fixed to the outer clutch drum. With the engine off, and the bar and chain off, hold the sprocket with channel lock pliers and turn the outer clutch drum by hand. If the sprocket does not turn, but the drum does, then the clutch must be replaced. (Left hand threads) To keep the engine from turning while trying to remove the clutch internals, stuff starter cord into the upper cylinder head area so that the piston cannot rise above the top of the exhaust port. If you have a saw service shop near you, you might farm out the clutch replacement. It usually requires a special tool to turn the clutch internals. Good luck!

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Electric Chainsaw - chain stops when you try to cut!

Remove the bar and chain--check the sprocket and shaft for any mechanical damage. Try to turn the sprocket by hand in a CCW direction, does the shaft move with it? Does it seem to turn the motor? If the sprocket and shaft seem ok, then you may have a damaged gear (likely plastic) within the gearbox. Hope this helps!

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Need instructions on how to replace a chain on Homelite chainsaw

Remove the drive end side cover after releasing the chain brake if it exists and removing the mounting nuts. The bar should slide back and allow the old chain to be removed. Take out the bar and clean it's oil passages including the two small channels that go out to the chain groove. Clean the entire chain groove. Clean the motor case side where the bar fits to. Run the motor for a few moments to see if oil oozes out of the side port. If ok, reinstall the bar and push back. Thread the new chain over the sprocket, then work it over the bar making sure the bottom run of chain cuts toward you. Pull the bar outward. Replace the cleaned cover making sure the adjustment tang drops into one of the large holes in the bar--you may have to back out the adjustment screw several turns. Replace the mounting nuts finger tight and adjust the chain until it pulls the lower run of chain up to the bar, yet you can still pull the chain by hand. Tighten the bar nuts firmly and recheck the chain tension. Check for proper oiling by running the saw tip near cardboard for several moments--it should leave a thin line of oil on the cardboard. Hope this helps!

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Motor runs but chain does not move?

Check the chain drive sprocket to see if it moves when the motor runs. If not, there may be a sheared key between the shaft and sprocket or the teeth on the sprocket are badly worn off. Hope this helps!

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any place that sell chain saws will have one,take the old one with you to be safe

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