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    Default Husky XP346 chain brake issue

    This seems to be a common problem, but new to me. I removed the side plate to change chains but left the chain brake on when I did so. Apparently when you remove the side plate with the brake on you cannot get the side plate to fit back again. I called the dealer (1 1/2 hour away) and he said it was common and that they had fabricated a tool to reset the brake lock. Any users experience this and have a usable work around to this problem?
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    Default Re: Husky XP346 chain brake issue

    can you not just snap the brake handle open on the side cover, then install normally?

    I have a 51 not a 346 so im unsure if the brakes are different. My brake band will sometimes be difficult to get around the drum, but with patience it can be done.

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    Default Re: Husky XP346 chain brake issue

    I've never had a problem and had a OE 346xp 45cc for a long time. Just make sure your brake is off when you remove it.

    Since you already fubared it removing while brake set . Just take a socket or scrench and cut the slots that fit inside the 3 star * inside cover and re-set it or by the tool for $10.

    This pic show 3 star at top to fit socket to. http://www.ebay.com/itm/HUSQVARNA-Ch...item3a699e5955
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    Default Re: Husky XP346 chain brake issue

    Fabricated a tool using old chainsaw wrench as mentioned. Had to place side cover in wood faced vise to hold steady because it takes a lot of torque to reset. You only have to move the cam 1/4 inch but it takes a bit of force. Anyway, worked like a charm and I'm back in business. Repeat after me, I will never lock chain brake before removing side plate........
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    Default Re: Husky XP346 chain brake issue

    I tripped mine once with it off the saw. It WAS hard to reset without the saw for leverage, but I got it done after a bit.

    Sean

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    Default Re: Husky XP346 chain brake issue

    Looking at the pictures, your break is quite different from mine.Glad you got it.

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