Question about Poulan 25cc 2-Cycle Gas Powered String Trimmer #P2500

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Pull string won't spring back in

It was working fine all day and the last time we tried to start it it would'nt go back in. I have it apart. Any way to fix it temporarily just to use for tomorrow until I can get new springs or whaever it needs?

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Rotate the starter pulley by hand. You should feel the spring getting tight. Once the pulley is slightly tensioned, usually 5-10 turns, release the pulley and let is pull the string onto the pulley. You may have to add some tension to get all the rope to wind on the pulley.

sounds like to me it just didnt wind itself up properly but without inspecting the unit I can only make assumptions try that and see if she gets her spring back into her.

Posted on Oct 04, 2008

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