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Makita Chainsaw chain not turning

Common solutions for: Makita Chainsaw chain not turning

01 - Clutch
The clutch pads engage the clutch drum to allow the chain to rotate. If the clutch pads are worn out, the motor will run, but the clutch pads will not engage the clutch drum. As a result, the chain won't turn. Make sure that the stop lever is disengaged. If the stop lever is engaged, the chain won't turn. If the clutch pads are worn out, replace the clutch assembly.
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Chainsaw Clutch
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02 - Clutch Band Kit
The clutch pads engage the clutch drum to allow the chain to rotate. If the clutch pads are worn out, the motor will run, but the clutch pads will not engage the clutch drum. As a result, the chain won't turn. Make sure that the stop lever is disengaged. If the stop lever is engaged, the chain won't turn. If the clutch pads are worn out, replace the clutch assembly.
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Chainsaw Clutch Band Kit
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03 - Drum Brake
The clutch band drum brake engages the clutch drum to allow the chain to rotate. If the clutch band is worn out, the motor will run, but the clutch band will not engage the clutch drum. As a result, the chain won't turn. Make sure that the stop lever is disengaged. If the stop lever is engaged, the chain won't turn. If the clutch pads are worn out, replace the clutch assembly.
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Chainsaw Drum Brake
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