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Pull start coil spring

A lot of the time when a pull start coil spring breaks, its just the end where the T fits in the holding slot. Just clamp it on the bench or vise, take a small grinder or hand file, and shape a new end to it. Take a look at the end that is still good as they are usually the same. It doesn't have to be perfect, just so it works.
Saves a trip to the parts store and saves some money also.

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Is there any way to tighten, and straighten or re-align my Anglers Choice needle nose pliers. They were fine one day and the next they don't matchange please ends when closed.


What I do when this happens is clamp one of the tips in a bench vise and pull the handles to line up the tips. This also works when a tip is bent away from the other and won't close fully. But be forewarned that this works most of the time, and sometimes the clamped tip will break off, especially after a few such fixes.

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How to replace starter rope in lawn mower


First assemble the following: Pliers, large vice grips, 'c' clamp or a bench mounted vise and new rope. Remove therecoil housing from top of engine. Turn it over, find the end of the broken rope and on pull it until it is fully extended but do not remove yet. While holding the rope extended place clamp device on the rope housing clamping the spool and housing. Be careful not to put too much pressure on the housing, just enough to hold the two pieces. Carefully remove old rope and thread the new rope through the small hole in the housing and into the slot in the pulley. Tie that end of rope into a knot to prevent rope from coming out. While holding other end of rope, carefully remove the clamp from the housing and slowly let the rope rewind into the housing. Replace rope housing onto top of motor. HOW TO Replace Broken Lawnmower Pull Cord

Sep 01, 2014 | Garden

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DO I NEED SPECIAL TOOL TO REFIT COIL SPRING WHICH CAME OUT WHEN FITTING STARTER PULL CORD


There are special tools made for this job, however not needed for most jobs (makes easier). Clean the spring and lube slightly with silicone spray or light oil. Catch the end of the spring that would be the outer end onto slot or pin and slowly spiral the coil into place holding down coils as you turn(dont try to coil the spring then drop it in, take your time as you wind and maybe ask a freind to lend a third hand if your fingers get tired, once you start you cant stop). The inner part of the coil has a bent hook that will catch on the inner portion of the pull rewind. Lood at how the rewind catches this hook by turning the rewind in the direction that it turns when you pull the rope. When you pull the rope it winds the spring. If you put the spring in backwards the rewind spring will not catch. Once you got the spring in place, turn the rewind in the direction that it turns when you pull the rope until it stops, then release one turn and insert rope thru guide and into spool to tie knot. Slowly let rewing pull in new rope. Good luck

Aug 23, 2011 | Electrical Supplies

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After pulling the starter coil, it will not be pulled back into the machine or better said, it will not coil for another attempt at starting.


Sounds as either the recoil spring located under the the recoil housing has either broken or the plastic housing that holds the spring end has broken. you will need to remove the recoil housing to determine the problem. To remove:
1. Remove the drive tube by removing the clamp around the front of the housing and gently pull the drive tube from the engine.
2. Remove the torx or slotted screws holding the recoil assembly on
3. Remove the star washer with a flat screwdriver and gently lift the recoil from the housing.
The spring will be directly. You should be able to see the problem at that point.

Sep 27, 2010 | Poulan/Weed Eater No. Te475 952711797 17"...

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i nee to replace starter rope on tiller...


O really, u have a easy task here. Remove that pull rope coil housing and get it on the bench. Don't take any thing apart from here, that coil spring inside is a whole different religion test. Cut the knot and remove the old rope if it already hasn't broke, but get the old rope in the trash. Mark the rope hole some how in the coil housing against the hole in the housing where the rope comes in from the outside to get a line back through it all. Use braided nylon the same size as the old rope. Twist the coil back up enough to take up all of the new rope and still have some tension, line up your marks and clamp with c-clamp or vise grips to hold your coil tension. Tie your new rope to the handle and thread the other end from the outside through the holes till u see the end of the rope in the knot hole in your coil. grab with some needle nose, pull r up through and tie your knot. Make sure with a tug she's going to hold and release the clamp. Your back in business pal.
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Jul 21, 2010 | Mtd Products Yard Machines 158CC Tiller

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