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Rancher 455 Issues

Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by bwstone, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. bwstone

    bwstone New Member

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    Had an issue over the weekend with my 455 Rancher. The chain jumped off the bar as I was finishing up a cut. I did notice that the end of the bar started to smoke so I already know a new bar is in order.

    My question is about the chain brake. I reassembled the chain and the chain will not move. The chain brake is flopping around and does nothing. I assume it snapped a spring or something and became fixed in the locked position. What do I need to replace to make the repair? While I am in the process I would like to upgrade to a 20" bar.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  2. undee70ss

    undee70ss Homelite nut

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    If the chain brake is flopping around, then it isn't holding the clutch drum. If it's just the flag that's flopping around, chain brake linkage may be broke.

    Most likely some of the drivers on the chain got damaged when you threw the chain.
     
  3. bwstone

    bwstone New Member

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    Thanks. It is the flag floping around. I'll take a look at the linkage this evening and order a new me if that is it.

     
  4. duckybud

    duckybud ArboristSite Lurker

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    Did you get this figured out?
     
  5. bwstone

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    Haven't had time to yet. It will probably be after the 4th as I have a couple upcoming trips.
     
  6. backhoelover

    backhoelover 2 cycle carb master, don't believe me just ask!!!!

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    I'll send manual when I get home. The tension spring is a bi$&h. service manual said to use one of the 3 fork style ac spring removers.
     
  7. bwstone

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    Thank you!
     
  8. duckybud

    duckybud ArboristSite Lurker

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    Did the clutch cover come off without prying, and go back on all the way without having to pull it on with the bolts? It sounds like the brake is on but not engaging the handle. may just need to remove clutch cover and reset the brake (which is a *****).
     
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    Try that....see if that helps ya.

    Also...send pix of the clutch cover
     

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