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Offline hilcntry

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Husky 455, Chain brake won't release
« on: May 13, 2013, 03:38:36 pm »
Greetings!
Found forum via Bing. Hope I'm not violating any forum rules. Checked past posts but didn't see anything
 associated with my problem. Lent my Husky 455 to my son, he apparently failed to tighten chain after
it wore and it came off the bar. He pulled the cover off without releasing the brake. now the cover is off and
brake is on. Don't know how to release it to get cover back on. Nothing appears to be broken but can't get
cover on till I release brake. Any help will be appreciated.

hilcntry/Tom

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Re: Husky 455, Chain brake won't release
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 04:06:01 pm »
You need to force the metal "star" that is meant to grip into the right side of the brake handle over.

I don't remember which way to force it, but likely CCW?

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Re: Husky 455, Chain brake won't release
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 09:20:06 am »
Greetings Again!

Thanks to those that replied. The video did it for me.
Replaced cover part way and was able to use the
handle to release the brake. Thankfully the brake band
didn't need to be replaced.

hilcntry/Tom


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Re: Husky 455, Chain brake won't release
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 07:54:16 pm »
It mainly is a matter of using the gray matter inside your scull, but it took me halv an hour and a couple of beers back in 2003, when I had this issue on my then new 353... ;D

 

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