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Remove it its designed to be there pry it out or if snap ring style use snap ring pliers

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If you need to remove a circlip that doesn`t have holes on the ends, it is recommended to use a pair of narrow tip pliers. The fine tips of the pliers should be able to securely hold the snap ring and enable careful removal.
A snap ring or retainer ring is a fastener that holds a bearing in an application in place. A portion of the retaining ring protrudes from the groove to create a shoulder to prevent components from migrating from their position during operation.
External Rings (Snap Rings) are used to prevent bearing motion when its mounted on a shaft and are available in plated or non-plated spring steel and stainless steel.
Summary. To remove a ring that`s stuck, try using ice and raising your hand above your head. You could also use a lubricant to make the ring easier to slip off. Sliding a string under the ring, wrapping bottom end around your finger, and unraveling it from the top down can also help you slowly pull off the ring.
If the snap ring moves or detaches from its grove it can bend under the pressure, causing the ring to break.
A snap ring pliers is a hand tool used for installing and removing snap rings. These are different from other pliers as they have a specially designed tip for handling snap rings. The tip of standard plier models generally features a flattened or sharpened shape.
An elastic band

Alongside Dr. Lee, Dr. Simon Carley, the Professor of Emergency Care at Manchester Metropolitan University, recently revealed that he has never had to cut someone`s ring off when it became too tight. Instead, he uses the elastic band from an oxygen mask to remove the ring.

A stuck ring can simply be the result of wearing a ring that`s too small. It can also be caused from arthritis of joints, which can happen as your body changes over the years. This can cause the joints and/or tissue to swell, which prevents you from removing your ring.
Circlips are small, semi-flexible metal rings. They are a type of fastener and are also known as C-clips, Seeger rings, snap rings or Jesus clips. They`re most commonly used in machine grooves, where their key job is to hold dowel pins securely in place.
A stuck ring can simply be the result of wearing a ring that`s too small. It can also be caused from arthritis of joints, which can happen as your body changes over the years. This can cause the joints and/or tissue to swell, which prevents you from removing your ring.
Nelson said it “works pretty well.” To try the hack, slip a piece of fine string or dental floss under your ring. Tightly wrap the string around your finger, up past the knuckle. Then, unwrap the string from the bottom part that`s under the ring. The ring should move up and over the string as you unwrap.

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Chainsaw stalls Chainsaw is 4 years old and has a history of moderate use. After I ran the saw about 1 minute on plain gas (grabbed the wrong gas can – ouch) the chainsaw sputtered and stopped.

It didn't seize, and the pull starter never became more or less difficult than normal. The engine would continue to start if I pressed the prime bulb and engaging the choke, but stall again after 10-20 seconds. The temperature that day was about 50 degrees F and I was running the saw with the “cold plug” installed (per warm weather running).

When it refused to keep running I did the following:
Flushed the fuel tank (that's when I saw the gas had no oil in it).
Ran hardware wire through all of the fuel lines.
Replaced the fuel filter and spark plug.
Cleaned the air filter with a nylon brush and compressed air.

Same behavior (start then stall in less than 20 seconds). I made at least 20+ attempts to start it.

I removed the carburetor and, though it looked perfectly clean, I took off the top and bottom covers then sprayed everything with automotive carb cleaner and blew out the passages with compressed air. The gasket and diaphragm looked new. No pinholes in the diaphragm when held against a bright light. I reinstalled the carb but got the same behavior (start then stall in less than 20 seconds). I again made at least 20+ attempts to start it.

I disassembled the short block and saw that the piston has some slight scoring on it. The ring is clean and I verified that the piston ring has .001 clearance between it and the piston ring groove all the way around with the ring held tightly in place (I was thinking that the piston might have become deformed if it did indeed get too hot when run without any oil premix).

The cylinder wall has no scoring and there isn't any signs of melted aluminum anywhere. The crank is clean as was the inside of the crank cover.

I reinstalled the crank cover using permatex non-hardening gasket goop and torqued the cover bolts to 10 inch pounds. I reassembled everything else per the exploded diagrams in Echo's “parts manual” for the CS400.

During assembly I took note that both the carb gasket and intake boot look like new.

Still the same result: press prime bulb once, engage choke, pull a few times and it starts but stalls after 10-20 seconds.

I'm stumped.

ANSWER : Not sure what to say other than its fuel starvation, if not already done replace the fuel filter in the tank, if no better i would suspect a massive air leak, so replace the crank seals, if there is no primary compression in the crankcsae fuel will not pull through the engine, good luck.

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My cub cadet quites mowing when it gets hot – Cub Cadet Street Sign- tractor lawn riding mower parts
ANSWER : Need to have valve jopb done bad valkv

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Husqvarna 141 piston ring, what is the required gap for the ring? Also, does it matter which way the piston is positioned in the cylinder, there is no arrow or difference that I can tell by looking at it.
ANSWER : It’s been a few years but I’ve installed piston rings in many small engines. Many rings are beveled or rounded on the top outside to prevent excessive cylinder wear or scaring the cylinder wall. The bevel should be very slight and very hard so see. Some may have a small dot or marking cast into the ring near the end/split. If that is the case the ring should be installed with the marking turned toward the cylinderhead. Hint, lube the piston, rings, and cylinderwall before installing the piston. Gene

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Problem starting every time when starting cold I have to crank engine several times, after it runs it will start every time until it sets for a few days, then back to the repeated cranking.
ANSWER : Thats perfectly normal

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When picking up leaves there is a 12″ swath of leaves right down the middle that do not get picked up. The blades do not seem to be worn.
ANSWER : Sounds like the center pully might be bad if you can make sure the mower is shut off and turn the center pully by hand and look to see if the center blade is turning,my guess whould be NO then you’ll have to change the pully (what ever you do please make a diagram of your belts and how they run on your deck along with the idler pullies)..good luck

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I got a husqavarna 36 chainsaw and i just recently rebuilt it ,putting a new piston and ring in it.the problem is i cant get it to start by pulling it. it wants to start but doesnt on choke neither, could i have put the piston in wrong or the ring on wrong the ring was pinned and i thought i put it in right but couldnt see if ring moved as i put it in the cylinder.i did turn the piston/ring assembly a bit while in cylinder. can you help me.

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How do I compress piston rings ,when replacing piston in ryobi brushcutter?
ANSWER : Buy a small set od plastic ring compressors, they are readily available from small engine shops.

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The automatic chain oiler doesn,t work. i installed a new oil pump unit on the saw and it still doesn,t work. i cleaned everything up good. any else i can do. [email protected]
ANSWER : Depends on what machine we are talking about, if its an adjustable pump increase the flow, most machines will have a pipe and filter behind the pump, remove the pipe and clean the filter check the pipe for cracks or splits, make sure the o rings and or seals on the pump body are there and doing there job ( seals not still on the old pump ) make sure the bar hole and rails are clean, early machines will have a pump drive gear pressed onto the crank, make sure this is a snug fit and is turning with the crank, later machines will have a gear driven by the sprocket, make sure this gear has not striped and is correctly engaged to the sprocket, try a much lighter oil in the tank to help prime the system.

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