, No.455 Rancher, 20″ Gas – Powered Chainsaw

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Remove the drive cover plate, then inspect the internals of the brake assembly. Either the brake band is damaged or possibly full of debris that prevents release of the brake. Does the brake lever actuate when off of the saw? Clean the entire assembly with compressed air and check the brake ‘toggle’ action. Look for damaged components. The brake mechanism must be released to reinstall the cover. Clean and check the drive end oil passages for any plugging. When the cover is installed with fasteners finger tight, adjust the chain until it comes up to the lower run of the bar, but not so tight that it can’t be pulled by hand. Tighten the nuts and recheck tension. Check for proper oiling by holding the bar tip near a piece of cardboard and running at speed for a few moments–it should throw off a light line of oil onto the board. Hope this helps!

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The chain tension may be too tight.

Easy fix, just loosen the bar-retaining nuts and rotate the tensioning screw counterclockwise to the correct tension. Then tighten the nuts back up.

If the springs are broken, the clutch pads won`t retract, preventing the chain from stopping. If the clutch pads are sticking, the clutch drum will stay engaged and continue to turn. If the springs are broken or the clutch pads are sticking, replace the clutch assembly.
To stop your chainsaw from getting stuck, make a cut on top of the log or tree that`s preferably one-third of the log`s diameter. Use your chainsaw to cut from the underside until you meet the initial top cut. Always stand on the side when cross-cutting to prevent injury.
A bypass lever is located on the back of the frame, pull out on the lever to move the mower and push it back in before mowing.
Inertia chain brake: Inertia chain brake refers to its activation with sudden, violent movement of the saw. The chain brake is actually dual-activated – it can also be operated with a push or pull from the hand/wrist. If your left wrist forces the kickback guard forward, the chain brake will activate.
Husqvarna uses as a standard driver width . 058 and Stihl uses . 063, so the Stihl chain won`t fit into the Husqvarna bar groove. There are other options and driver sizes, but again we won`t discuss that here for the purpose of keeping this instructable simple and not confusing.

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Where is the blade oil lines on a 455 rancher

Where do i find the oil lines on a husqvarna 455 rancher

Gas tank leak – Husqvarna , No.455 Rancher, 20" Gas – Powered Chainsaw
ANSWER : From weher? between cap?

55 rancher Husqvarna got very hot due to no oil in gas, and will not start again.
ANSWER : The piston rings rely on the oil in the gas to lubricate the cylinder wall. More than likely, the rings are now too small to provide the proper seal for enough compression. It could also have worn the cylinder wall more than the rings, the end result is the same.

You can try to remove the plug, put in about a 1/2 teaspoon of oil into the plug opening, slowly pulll the rope 1 time to let the oil coat the ring & wall & then put the plug back in & try to start it. Use a little extra oil in your gas to provide thicker lubrication. good luck

Husqvarna 460 rancher saw- chain brake is tripped and locked; cannot replace cover How do I reset the chain brake?
ANSWER : Pull back on the chain brake, this will release it.

455 rancher not oiling – Husqvarna , No.455 Rancher, 20" Gas – Powered Chainsaw
ANSWER : May be stoped up at chain.

Husqvarna problems Why won’t the chain spin?
ANSWER : Replace or clean the Drive Clutch.

55 leaks gas from cap just installed new one still leaks
ANSWER : Most cahin saws have a plastick tank witch splits under presher,, its most likely the tank leaking but it may be a fule line if you lucky