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Husky 141 Chain is always running.

Post in 'The Gear' started by lctatlp, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. lctatlp

    lctatlp Member

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    I think this may be the culprit. I'm not an expert but with a busted spring I would guess this may be the problem.
    This so very dangerous when I run the saw. Everyone that helps me out, I have to tell them to step away. The chain is always spinning.
    Can you guys give me some advise on this? Is it as simple as replacing that spring that looks broken or there more involved?

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  2. bogydave

    bogydave Minister of Fire

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    Don't take many RPMs for the clutch to bite. LOL
    Yes, that should do it, if there is no excessive wear on the drum good to go.
    Chain brake good?
  3. wkpoor

    wkpoor Minister of Fire

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    If the spring is available as a apart got for it. Weak or broken springs in any clutch will make that happen.
  4. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    Yep. Spring can do that. Also, idle set too high can engage the clutch.

    Also, is your chain brake working? Use that when the saw isn't in wood. Good habit to get into.

    Although, I'm guessing that if you locked the chain brake down, then the engaged clutch put a lot of drag on the engine and killed the saw, no?
  5. lctatlp

    lctatlp Member

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    When I engage the chain brake the saw dies. Not sure where the problem might be. maybe it needs a new clutch?
  6. Danno77

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    Might need a new clutch, but That spring is likely the culprit. Go to arboristsite.com find the thread to ask for manuals and IPLs and do so for your saw.

    Look really carefully at the IPL and see if you can get just the spring, or if you need to buy a whole new clutch. This is an easy fix, but ou need to get it done for safety reasons.
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    If this is your main battle wagon and you cut alot in the fall winter, I would think about replacing the whole clutch.
  9. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    If the chain brake kills the engine, then your clutch isn't "clutching"...it is just stuck in an engaged position which is causing the chain to always spin.

    I bet the spring fixes the issue, but a new clutch may be in order if you've run it like that for a while.

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