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MS 660 Back to the factory, chain brake handle getting hot!

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I was using my saw the other day ringing up a horse chestnut (36"Bar) Chain brake worked fine whilst saw still reasonably cold but once hot the plastic became quite pliable. Sent saw back to dealer and It's been recalled for further tests.

 

It's the first case my dealer's heard of.

 

Has anyone else had this problem?

 

Saw was bought In Dec 2011

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Tyz05   

I have heard it mentioned on here but can't remember who or what thread. So not an isolated problem. From what I recall the exaust port directs the hot gas in the direction of the chainbrake lever causing it to become soft?? I don't actually own one though so haven't experienced the problem first hand.

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We had the old, 'Never seen that before.' stock response too. It must be part of the Stihl franchise training mantra.

We're on our 2nd brake lever. The first virtually burnt off. Still a bit funky when warm but better now than the old one was.

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swinny   

One i use for a company is very hard to engage the chain brake, and when its on it sits very close to the exhaust.... this may be due to lack of maintenance though...

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Very common fault.

 

I have one but not as bad as some have experienced on here. Hopefully some of them will chip in.

 

Mine just had the bad chain tensioner, and low output oil pump issues but all sorted now.

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I was using my saw the other day ringing up a horse chestnut (36"Bar) Chain brake worked fine whilst saw still reasonably cold but once hot the plastic became quite pliable. Sent saw back to dealer and It's been recalled for further tests.

 

It's the first case my dealer's heard of.

 

Has anyone else had this problem?

 

Saw was bought In Dec 2011

 

HI JONNY hope you get it fix soon mate as you need it i love my 660 heated handle jon :thumbup:

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I've had exactly the same prob with my 066 & 0441 and it's so bad I can use the 441 just hope my 066 holds up as I bought it brand new and it's only 18 months old

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