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WILD THING PULL STRING ASSEMBLY

THE ROPE CAME ALL THE WAY OUT, WON'T GO BACK IN SPRING POPPED. HOW DO I BUY THE WHOLE ASSEMBLY? 'WILD THING' MODEL #P4018WT802036

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  • armosherco Nov 01, 2008

    I tried to start my Poulan Wild Thing. The starting rope stayed out. I took the recoil out and nothing looked broken, but I need to compare it to a

    drawing and instructions on how to rewind the spring and put the recoil

    back together.

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It looks like a design flaw because I figured out how to get the recoil assembly back together but
it failed again, twice. I can't remember what the warranty term was.

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2) locate the string that is left and the hole it is threaded thru

3) determine how much string has broken off of the rope that came out

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