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The pull starter on my Morrison BC260B S2 won't

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  • meilingwong1 Feb 18, 2012

    I've removed the cover entirely, the string itself seems to be working fine but there's a small piece of metal which looks like it was a spring and a small piece of black plastic which appears to have fallen out of somewhere it's supposed to clip into. Can't make out where these two are supposed to go.....any thoughts?

  • meilingwong1 Feb 18, 2012

    Thanks!! Unfortunately the spring had already come out. The string itself is fine. Don't suppose anyone has a diagram of the pull starter and where all the bits should go? I've borrowed the weed eater off a friend and am supposed to return it today. Preferably not broken!!

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That weedtrimmer's starter unit, one of the stupider designs I've seen.

With everything dismantled including the spring removed.

It is actually very easy to fix it providing it is redesigned. Redesign takes a minute or so and involves cutting a little slot in the side of the black case, big enough to feed the inner end of the starter spring through.



To fix -


1. Remove the starter unit, 6 screws including the metal bracket over the fuel tank.



2. Unscrew the white pulley in the middle of the winder and remove the starter cord from the handle end. It is knotted in a small metal bracket.



3. Cut a small slot in the black outer housing of the starter unit. This must be in line with the lay of the spring when assembled.



4. Wind up the cord on the white pulley and take a little bit of the string out of the slot in the side-wall of the pulley and tape it down.



5. Refit the white pulley.



6. Feed the spring in through the slot, inner end first.



7. Rotate the white pulley until it catches the spring's inner end.



8. Wind in the spring in until the outer end catches on the black case. This is now its stop/holder point (outside the case but looks very neat).



9. Untape the cord and feed it through the hole (narrow nosed pliers needed) all the time keeping tension on the white pulley.



10. Feed the string through the starter handle and knot the string in the wee metal bracket that it was taken off originally. Feed this back into the handle.



11. Remount the starter unit.

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Hello sir, i'm guessing the rope is broken , first you'll need a c-clamp large enough to clamp the spooler, needle-nose pliers,a small tipped screwdriver and a new length of rope.the safest way is to remove the rewind assembly cover leaving the spooler in place in its housing. try to remove the old rope with neddle nose pliers ans small tipped screwdriver.next hand spin the spooler to achieve spring tension until stops back off enough to line holes up, place c-clamp to hold it in place,now try to fish the new rope into the hole in the knot recess,trying to guide it to the exit hole in the cover, ( it's easier to feed the rope if you singe the end of the rope with a bic lighter and form to a point )and with a small knot at the other end,pull the rope all the way until you can seat the knot into the knot recess.next tie a loop knot into the other end of the rope,so the end wont be recoiled all the way into the housing.with tesion on the rope gently remove the c-clamp and let the rope be drawed in.if it draws all the way to the loop knot, check to see if the spooler is full if so,( not too full where rope is binding ) pull the rope about a foot and re clamp the spooler and install the pull handle, if rope is too long you may have to cut to length. if it doesn't draw all the way to the loop knot and the spooler is not full than you may need to add anoyher revolution to the spring tension in the same fashion as described above.there are eisier ways but that evolves removal of the spooler and repacking the reciol spring.( not for the novice ). hope this helps,thank you.

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SOURCE: CRANK STRING WON'T RETRACT BACK

This is an instruction for replacing the starter cord, but your problem involves the same steps to repair.
This is a messy frustrating job, and if you had to put a price on the hassle that it is, it is probably better to pay somebody else to do it. That said, remove the starter cover with the cord and pulley inside. If there is a plate holding down the cord pulley, remove it and carefully lift out the pulley, try not to dislodge the recoil spring as this is where the frustration part comes in. Remove the old cord and insert the new cord end into the hole and copy the old knot - pass the other end of the cord through the eyelet in the cover. N.B. At this time take note of the direction that the recoil spring coil is orientated. Wind about 3/4 of the cord around the pulley and attach the start handle to the outside end of the cord. Carefully fit the pulley over the spring and place the cord into the cutout in the pulley. Wind up the pulley so that it engages in the curl in the inside of the recoil spring and further wind up the pulley in the opposite direction of the normal pulley start pull, holding the cord in the little cut-out so that the cord does not wind up as you wind the spring. It probably takes about 5 extra turns on the pulley to get the recoil tension right. Always hold the pulley in place to prevent the spring from jumping out. Release the cord so it can retract and replace the retaining plate. This is all if the spring does not jump out - which it so often does.
If the spring jumps out, hold it by the inside portion and start winding it up, pulling it tight to keep the coil small enough to fit back into its receptacle, . Once the spring is wound up and will fit into its position the problem starts. I found that gripping the spring with an alligator jaw vice grip will allow you to replace the spring and carefully release it without it going wild again, engaging the outer hook in its retaining slot or around its peg. Trying to feed the spring into position coil by coil seldom works, it has to be wound up outside and then inserted, especially on a small motor.
This procedure is as difficult to explain as it is to carry out. I have done many cord replacements and always dread the next one. If you have any problems, feel free to come back to me.

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