Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by dls, Aug 7, 2019.
OP if I had this problem i would borrow another 044 and compare everything.
How about the O.P. putting up some pics?
Nope. I knew the washer had an inside and outside, and was thinking that maybe he had it backwards and was causing the failure. I couldn't remember which way it went until a pic was posted.
So you got this saw from someone as a non runner? Could it be someone has been in there and replaced parts in the powerhead before you got it? You keep ordering worm gears and you keep melting them.
Could it be that something else in the equation, something you did not replace when you built the saw up- is either not OEM or not 044 and you are trying to mate up a part that is not compatible?
Do as lone wolf says, get a good oiling 044 and compare all the parts to this worm gear frying setup- something is not right.
With a digital vernier and a pair of reading glasses! Check everything that can affect the thickness or end play in there.
I have eight 044's that I built so comparing and micing parts were no issue. Everything matches except slight difference in crankshaft machining. 8th worm gear finally showed up. 5th and 6th wear not even the correct part. Put it together without the washer between the clutch and worm gear as suggested. Oiler worked but the spring would disengage from the clutch drum sometimes. I doubled the washer on the end of the crankshaft that holds the sprocket and drum on ( behind the e clip) and all is now fine. Cut the 3rd of a HUGE hackberry that the storm has split off with no issues. Power wise, this is the most bad ass of any 044 I've ever built. Cheers.
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