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This is a very common problem with all tooless adjusters, find the model and check the web for a side cover with normal adjustment, there usually is such a thing.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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Chain keeps poppin off


These are the instructions for adjusting the chain. They are taken directly from the manual available at http://ep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/razorama/e100e200e300manual.pdf

To adjust the chain:
1. Loosen the axle
2. Loosen the brake anchor (this is attached with the small bolt in the long slot on the left side of the rear fork)
3. Tighten the tension adjusters on the axle 1/8 to 1/4 turn to tension the chain. Tighten both adjusters the exact same amount to maintain the wheel alignment.
Note: this system of adjusters is common to motorcycles and BMX
bicycles so I your are not familiar with it, if you know anyone who is,
they would not have a problem adjusting it for you.
Chain tension: The chain should be "just not-quite snug" in other
words, not taut or sloppy loose. BE CAREFUL NOT TO ADJUST TOO TIGHT. The tensioning system can easily impart too much tension and snap the chain or bend the motor output shaft. Turn the adjusters 1/8 to 1/4 turn at a time and recheck the tension each time.
4. Once the tension is good, tighten the axle and brake anchor bolt. Test run the scooter. Readjust as needed.




















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How to adjust blades? Do not have a manual.


I know with my chain saw its a matter of taking off the guard over the chain which then exposes the bar, then loosen the nut holding the bar on just enough for it to slide. on the other side of the bar there should be an allan screw turn this clockwise to tighten the chain counter-clockwise to loosen the chain. when you get it to desired tightness ( remember there should be a little play not singing tight) tighten nut holding on bar. and put cover back in place

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How do you adjust the tension in the black and decker 16 inch electric chain saw. The chain is too loose...


UNPLUG THE CHAINSAW. if it's got a bolt or two on the right hand side loosen them, then turn the adjuster screw next to the bar until you have about 1/4 inch slack in the chain. tighten nut/nuts. if it's got tool-less adjustment loosen the cover bolt, turn the tensioner, tighten the cover bolt.

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Chain on a Husqvarna comes loose and/or off...once and awhile the tightening nut seems that it won't tightening down and stay


First, if the chain is getting hot it will get longer making it seem like it is loosening up, if this is the case turn up the chain oil adjustment, and make sure that you loosen it up before you store it as the chain will shorten as it cools and can put a lot of stress on the engine bearings.

Next, If it is a new chain they can stretch as they break in, you will have to keep adjusting it for a while as this happens.

Finally, the two nuts that hold the bar on the saw should be plenty to keep the chain tight. if the bar is moving inwards you might be putting too much stress on the chain, try getting your chain sharpened by a pro at a saw dealer or cutting a bit slower if it is sharp, you know let the saw do the work.

Be careful, the chain coming off can really ruin your day.

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I have an 18 inch bar and the chain has to be tightened every few minutes. I tighten the nuts against the bar as tight as I can but the bar must still be moving to loosing the chain. Do I need to add lock...


There is an adjusting pawl with a screw that does the tightening. The nuts only clamp the bar once the chain is tightened. The adjusting screw is in the plane of the bar. The pawl may have disengaged the bar or may have broken.

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How do I tighten chain on Model Poulan 2050. Can't seem to get tight enough.


Hold the nose up!
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  1. Make sure the chain brake is off (gloves will protest your fingers).
  2. If necessary, loosen the bar nuts that are clamping the clutch cover in place (or whatever holds the clutch cover and bar on). They don't need these really loose - finger tight will do.
  3. Ease the tension adjustment until the chain is obviously loose.
  4. Using one hand, hold the nose of the bar up.
  5. While holding the nose up, adjust the tensioner so that the center of the chain just touches the underside of the bar, add a touch more.
  6. Continue holding the nose of the bar up & tighten up the bar nuts / bolts / quick-release system. HTH
Lou

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How do i loosen chain on my poulan 46cc 20 inch chainsaw ?


Is it fitted with a tool less adjustment device? See Operator's Manual. Normal configuration as below:

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  1. Make sure the chain brake is off (gloves will protest your fingers).
  2. If necessary, loosen the bar nuts that are clamping the clutch cover in place (or whatever holds the clutch cover and bar on). They don't need these really loose - finger tight will do.
  3. Ease the tension adjustment until the chain is obviously loose.
  4. Using one hand, hold the nose of the bar up.
  5. While holding the nose up, adjust the tensioner so that the center of the chain just touches the underside of the bar, add a touch more.
  6. Continue holding the nose of the bar up & tighten up the bar nuts / bolts / quick-release system. HTH
Lou

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How to tighten a loose chain


To tighten a loose chain you need to pull the cotter key pin from the rear axle then loosen but do not remove the nut. It just has to be loose enough to slide in the swingarm. At this point there are tension adjusters on the ends of the swing arm you tighten them to take the slack out of the chain. NOT TO TIGHT! You should have 1 inch of play in the chain this is up down play not front to back. I push the chain up the highest it can go and measure how far it falls. NOTE: TURN THE TENSION ADJUSTERS THE SAME AMOUNT THE SAME DIRECTION IF THE AXLE IS TWISTED YOU WILL THROW THE CHAIN. This can make for a bad six months!

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Crack the bar nuts loose then tighten the Bar adjuster screw. Once proper tension is achieved, re-tighten bar bolts.

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Make sure the bar is positioned on the bar adjusting pin before you tighten cover. Adjust tension with bar adjusting screw, then tighten bar bolts.

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