My 12" CMS is right about 3 years old (not sure of the exact date and warranty coverage). Homeowner only projects for the last three years. The blade brake has been occasionally slow to come on for a while now. A few days ago, it quick working all together.
Blade is tight. :-)
I've checked the bushings--they seem fine with lots of wear left.
I saw the troubleshooting page in the manual but thought you guys might have better advice.