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Can't rewind rope spring

How do you rewind the pull rope spring on a toro snowthrower 3hp

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try turning it clockwise. if it doesnt work it means the inner coil may be broken. its pretty difficult to fix those but if you would to try let me know and i'll talk you through it

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Remove the rope case and see if it is the mower -also - remove the spark plug and try it - also - - after removing the spark plug - also -try spinning the blade. If you remove the top you will see the problem sooner.

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Can you hear the motor run when you try to start it when it's cold? If so then it could be in the drive mechanism. I had one that I thought had a bad bendix in the starter. Here it has a rubber disc that turns the starter sprocket. I removed the retainer, took off the sprocket. Cleaned everything and re-assembled, and low and behold it worked. A new starter was over $100.00. Now if yours doesn't even turn when its cold, I'd look into the starter push button, or key switch for bad connection.

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There are special tools made for this job, however not needed for most jobs (makes easier). Clean the spring and lube slightly with silicone spray or light oil. Catch the end of the spring that would be the outer end onto slot or pin and slowly spiral the coil into place holding down coils as you turn(dont try to coil the spring then drop it in, take your time as you wind and maybe ask a freind to lend a third hand if your fingers get tired, once you start you cant stop). The inner part of the coil has a bent hook that will catch on the inner portion of the pull rewind. Lood at how the rewind catches this hook by turning the rewind in the direction that it turns when you pull the rope. When you pull the rope it winds the spring. If you put the spring in backwards the rewind spring will not catch. Once you got the spring in place, turn the rewind in the direction that it turns when you pull the rope until it stops, then release one turn and insert rope thru guide and into spool to tie knot. Slowly let rewing pull in new rope. Good luck

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I have the toro ccr 2450 recoil start snowthrower and the recoil starter is not pulling properly. It's very hard to pull for some reason and shouldn't be frozen. It will allow me one smooth pull and he...

You have to understand its a cord spulled around a recoil spring. The coed likely didn't rewind correctly one time. However the entire unit unbolts with three screws.Remove the unit from the engine and check the cord and realine the core raping path as well as check the return recoil spring function. If you can not realign you can replace the unit as a part. After the first pull the engine has pressure to and that makes it harder to pull to.But try re alinging the assembly i have to do it to mine and its a 1964 and it still works

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Starting rope won't rewind

There are two or three screws that hold the retract assembly on to the engine cover. Take these off, and pull the retract off. First, try to turn the pulley on the inside in the direction that the rope would turn it if you you were pulling it out. Will it rewind? If not, there is a screw on the top of this assembly, that's covered up with a sticker. you'll need to remove this screw, and pull the pulley out. There will be a spring on the inside of this. check the spring to see if it's broken. If not, and it's just come loose, put it back into the slot that holds it, and wind it up enough to get it back together. turn the spring in the direction that the rope would pull it out, until it won't go any more. Hold it, and reinsert the rope, tie a couple of good knots in the end, trim the excess, and let it retract the rope into the assembly. Put the assembly back on your engine, and you're good to go.

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The starter rope broke on my Toro mower and the housing around it is riveted on. how do i get it off to replace the rope?

I cannot believe that someone suggested grinding off the rivets. If the bottom portion of the rivet falls down and gets caught by the magnet on your flywheel and you try to start it you are going to do some SERIOUS damage.

Here is the instructions DIRECT FROM BRIGGS & STRATTON:

This is a relatively simple process, but you have to be VERY careful when doing this. The spring is long, under some tension and has sharp edges. Anytime you are dealing with the manual rewind starter assembly, there is risk of the spring coming out and possibly injuring yourself or others. If you do not feel comfortable performing this repair, I strongly suggest visiting one of our many authorized dealers in your area and have them do this for you.
You will have to remove the gas tank2.gif to get at the rewind and blower housing. Remove the entire blower housing and rewind assembly and turn it upside down.
NOTE:You do not have to drill out the rivets to get to the back of the rewind assembly. This is only necessary if you are removing the ENTIRE rewind assembly, (metal housing and all) and are separating it from the blower housing.
You'll need a pair of vise grips or a screw driver, some rewind rope, a long thin sharp tip flexible object (the wire from a coat hanger may work) and a lighter handy.
  1. Take the pulley and start to turn it so that the rope becomes loose.
  2. Remove the rope.
  3. Once the pulley is all the way out, with the most tension, either use the screwdriver between the spokes of the pulley, or use the vise grips to hold the pulley in place; be careful not to place too much pressure on the vise grips, the plastic pulley may break!
  4. Make sure that the hole in the pulley lines up with the hole on the rewind assembly.
  5. Using the wire from the coat hanger, push the rope through the hole of the rewind and pulley. Pull the rope through the pulley and tie it off. Now use the lighter to burn the end of the rope to prevent the not from coming off.
  6. Now, remove the screwdriver or vise grips, while holding on to the pulley.
  7. SLOWLY let go of the pulley and the rope should feed back into the pulley as you do this.

Sep 15, 2009 | Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools

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Pull cord came undone

sounds like the spring might have broken. Sometimes they are a pain to rewind. Might want to see about a new pull assembly. But first take off the shroud to see if the little pieces of metal or plastic that engages the assembly on top of the fly wheel are ok. If so untie the cord to the hand hold and remove rope from the pulley inside. Then turn the pulley a couple of times and let it go(but watch your fingers). If it spins pretty fast then turn it again till you get some tension and I put a screwdriver through the fins so it doesn't unwind (but line up the hole where the line goes through first) then put the line through the holes and tie a knot. Then pull out the screwdriver and slowly let the line rewind. If it rewinds reassemble and it should work fine for you.

Let me know if this helped.


Aug 01, 2009 | Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools

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Pull string broke on crafstman 6.75 mower

when the rope broke you first must rewind sring and load tension on it first then install spring while it is underload clamp with vise grips until string is fed through then release slowly allowing string to recoil

Jul 15, 2009 | Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools

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The rope broke on my lawn mower and I am trying to rewind the spring, but was advised to buy a complete starter assembly, I need to know how much one is and where can I get one. I bought my lawn mower from...

If your rope broke, there was no reason to take the spring out. The rope can be replaced just by taking the rewind housing off, turning pulley to get rest of old rope out, wind the pulley (and spring) the direction the rope would be pull it when starting. Then , when it's wound tight, back off to align the holes in pulley and cover. Hold it there, stick about an 8' piece of rope from the outside through the pulley and tie a knot. Hold the rope and let the spring pull the rope back into the starter. an tie handle back. Take your housing, and spring to a shop. They can re-install the spring and put on a rope a heck of a lot cheaper that buying that whole assembly.

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