Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by Paul Bunions, Jan 4, 2019.
I just choke it, and pull the starter. The rest of it is Greek, and English.
Overheating a clutch drum can produce some distortion. A common way to overheat it is to stall the chain in the cut and keep the power on hoping to get it unstuck and another way is to consistently lug the engine down to the point where the clutch starts to slip, usually by putting too much pressure on the bar to try and make a dull chain cut. If the chain is stopped and the throttle is held open, all the power the engine is making shows up as heat in the clutch. Melted clutch bearing cages and melted side cover plastic is a common result as well as weakened clutch springs that produce a lowered rpm engagement.
I have gotten stuck a number of times. I wonder if that was the beginning of this mess. Now that I have this information, I can avoid this problem in the future. Thanks.
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