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stuck chainsaw part, help?

 
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Not sure if this is the right section but I have a problem with my 14 inch bar jonsered chainsaw. Can't get the chain cover back on because the mechanism that engages the chain will not fit back in the groove it belongs in. It's sticking out too far. Weird problem but I thought I'd take a shot.
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Howdy John, any way you could post a picture or two ?
 
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By "mechanism that engages the chain" do you mean the chain tensioner?? .s opposed to the drive sprocket/clutch.

If yes, then you likely have to adjust the chain tensioner to the "looser" direction, allowing the bar and chain and cover to line up appropriately. At this point the chain should be sloppy loose on the bar.

Once you get all the various bits to fit into the appropriate slots, the cover will slip right on there. Then mostly tighten the two nuts that hold the cover on. Then remove most of the slack in the chain. Give the final tighten to the nuts and you're back in business.


Post pics if this doesn't get you up and running.

troy
 
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Thanks guys!!! I brought it to a chainsaw guy and he figured I would have to disable and take out the chain engaging safety hardware to get the cover on again. He didn't know how to fix it.
 
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Hi John

By any chance was the side cover difficult to remove? If you remove the cover with the chain brake engaged it will cause what has happened to your saw to happen...can easily be fixed by unscrewing/disengaging the chain brake mechanism and then it should line back up.

Konrad
 
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That's what I plan on doing tomorrow. Thanks to all for the help.
 
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