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Clutch spring keeps coming undone, starter won't engage

I've put 3 clutch springs in - they come undone almost immediately. Clutch itself appears to be in satisfactory condition.
Pulling the starter cord, more often than not nothing engages. At best I'll get one stroke with compression.

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The clutch is a centrifugal mecanism.When you pull the starter cord the chain gear is engajed by the clutch.The clutch has to work properly.Change the 3 clutch with new ones(the old ones are tighten)
Hope this helps.

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