Craftsman Chainsaw Replace Adjustment Screw Retainer 530038593

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This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the adjustment screw retainer on Craftsman chainsaws. The most common reason for replacing the adjustment screw is when the chainsaw bar doesn’t adjust when you turn the tension screw and the adjustment screw retainer, rather than any of the other parts, is worn or damaged.

All of the information for this screw retainer replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Poulan, Husqvarna, Poulan Pro, Craftsman

Tools used: 13mm socket, large flat-head screwdriver

Step By Step Instructions

1
Before you replace the adjustment screw retainer in your chainsaw first make sure the engine has cooled and that the on-off switch is in the “off” position.
2
Now use the provided wrench or a 13mm socket to help loosen and unthread the nuts securing the clutch cover.
3
Confirm that the chain brake is disengaged and pull off the cover.
4
Note the position of the tensioner pin then use a large flathead screwdriver to fully unthread the bar adjustment screw.
5
With the screw removed, lift out the tensioner pin and pull out the old retainer.
6
You’re now ready to install the new adjustment screw retainer.
7
With the beveled edge facing outward, insert the new retainer into the clutch cover then thread the bar adjustment screw through it.
8
Realign the tensioner pin and thread the screw through the pin.
9
Continue to thread the screw until the new retainer locks the screw in place then rotate the screw counter-clockwise to return the tensioner pin closer to the middle of the screw.
10
To replace the clutch cover, the tensioner pin will need to be inserted into the hole in the chain bar.
11
You will probably need to rotate the tension adjustment screw counter-clockwise a few more times to properly align the pin.
12
With the cover in place, hand-tighten the nuts.
13
Now lift the bar and rotate the adjustment screw clockwise until there is no slack in the chain.
14
Now fully tighten the nuts and confirm that the chain is taut.
15
With the repair completed turn the on-off switch to the “on” position and your chainsaw should be ready for use.
Description
This video provides step-by-step instructions for replacing the adjustment screw retainer on Craftsman chainsaws. The most common reason for replacing the adjustment screw is when the chainsaw bar doesn’t adjust when you turn the tension screw and the adjustment screw retainer, rather than any of the other parts, is worn or damaged.

All of the information for this screw retainer replacement video is applicable to the following brands: Poulan, Husqvarna, Poulan Pro, Craftsman

Tools used: 13mm socket, large flat-head screwdriver
Step-By-Step Instructions
1
Before you replace the adjustment screw retainer in your chainsaw first make sure the engine has cooled and that the on-off switch is in the “off” position.
2
Now use the provided wrench or a 13mm socket to help loosen and unthread the nuts securing the clutch cover.
3
Confirm that the chain brake is disengaged and pull off the cover.
4
Note the position of the tensioner pin then use a large flathead screwdriver to fully unthread the bar adjustment screw.
5
With the screw removed, lift out the tensioner pin and pull out the old retainer.
6
You’re now ready to install the new adjustment screw retainer.
7
With the beveled edge facing outward, insert the new retainer into the clutch cover then thread the bar adjustment screw through it.
8
Realign the tensioner pin and thread the screw through the pin.
9
Continue to thread the screw until the new retainer locks the screw in place then rotate the screw counter-clockwise to return the tensioner pin closer to the middle of the screw.
10
To replace the clutch cover, the tensioner pin will need to be inserted into the hole in the chain bar.
11
You will probably need to rotate the tension adjustment screw counter-clockwise a few more times to properly align the pin.
12
With the cover in place, hand-tighten the nuts.
13
Now lift the bar and rotate the adjustment screw clockwise until there is no slack in the chain.
14
Now fully tighten the nuts and confirm that the chain is taut.
15
With the repair completed turn the on-off switch to the “on” position and your chainsaw should be ready for use.

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