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The chain will not move. if it is off the thing it goes around is bound up tight.

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If the chain will not rotate around the bar it is possible the chain brake has activated, grab the hand guard and pull it fully back to the top handle, it should click as the brake locks.

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Loosen the nuts on the cover so you can just move the bar up and down. Now find the tension screw. It will be on one side or the other of the bar. Take the slack out of the chain. If you turn the screw too far the chain will not move. Also hold the bar tip up while adjusting. With gloves on move the chain around the bar. If you can not move it the chain is too tight

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