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So is the sprocket itself stuck ?
Yes I'm here , it should once the brake is released , did you pull the guard back to you ?
Did you not see my reply ? ,
I'm not sure if it's not posting etc . You should be able to move the sprocket with the safety brake released , that's when the plastic handle guard is pulled back towards you
Ok if you pull the handle back first can you slip the sprocket on ?
That would be the easiest point because there should be no tension on the sprocket
Have you tried pulling back then putting the cover on ? ,
Yeah it should because the clutch drives the sprocket front he inside and the brake goes arround the outside right ?
So the bar pulled in should expand the putter loop wider ,
I was ting to find a manual for you , try looking at diagrams it looks like your cover came off with the brake engaged . Try this , remove the sprocket and put the handle in the locked position , now with the sprocket off put the side cover on and pull the handle back . This should disengage the brake . Then remove the side cover and try installing the sprocket , let me know if this works
Ok let me opt out and see if another technician can help you.
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As I am reading the other comments that have been provided I can only see one other solution that was not mentioned.
Remove the plastic hand guard or brake lever from the machine, fit it onto the side cover with the side cover flat on the floor or work bench, hold the side cover while moving the brake lever back in order to disengage the brake. It sounds like the brake assembly was engaged and you removed the side cover and now it will not allow you to put the cover back on without locking up the sprocket. You have to get that brake disengaged before installing the side cover back on the machine. Once you get the brake released then you can reinstall everything.
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