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Pull starter rpoe broke off

Pull starter broke I opened the side and and pyut a knot back on the rope and reattached it. The problem is that it will not wind back-up when I put the rope back on the spool no tension.

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  • mitchjr Jan 15, 2009

    Does the wind up direction matter

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You have to wind it up good and tight Prior to Reinstalling. Let me know.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

  • Travis Humphries
    Travis Humphries Jan 15, 2009

    Wind it up the Direction that has the Most Resistance. After installed this will allow the Recoil to Recoil back after you Pull the Start Rope.

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