Post by powerhomelite900g on Jun 6, 2021 3:49:32 GMT -5
Good day, I have a problem with my new XP-1000. The chain often stops when sawing. It seems to me as if she has no power in the wood. The carburetor is set to 10,000 rounds (no load) and the colour of the spark-plug looks great. Otherwise the saw runs perfectly, the chain stops while idling. There is a new 404 chain mounted that is very sharp. I suspect a clutch problem or what do you think? Is the clutch assembly on the Homelite 1050 the same as on the XP-1000?
Post by powerhomelite900g on Jun 6, 2021 12:58:27 GMT -5
No i haven't yet, but that's a good idea. Maybe I can still save the clutch by cleaning it. So just insert the piston-stopper and carefully loosen the left-hand thread. Then the clutch should be easy to remove, right?
A visit to Leon's site to view the XP-1000 service manual for the saw might be your best first step.
I like using rope for a piston stop as it spreads the force over a larger area as compared to metal stops. Given that it is unlikely that it has been removed in the past half century, it might need some encouragement during the removal process. A little Kroil and time might be a good option if it is being stubborn.