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Broken Pull String

The pull string/rope on my Dad's chainsaw broke. We rewound it but now it does not fully retract the rope after starting the chainsaw. Does the spring need to be pre-tensioned a couple of turns before attaching the rope?

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  • kellybanner Feb 10, 2009

    my problem is simmiliar cannot figure out how to get it all back together rope, spring, plastic guide insert, etc.... stihl 025 any suggestions

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    Pulled rope broke how to install new one

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    The rope broke when I tried to start the chainsaw. How do I replace it?

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Yes, it is possible that the spring needs to be pre-tensioned. its also possible that something was put together a little out of alignment, or some part is too tight and its too hard for the spring to wind in the chord. try to reassemble the chainsaw with a couple more turns on the spring and see if that helps.
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