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The pull cord stays out

The housing for the spring is worn so the spring comes out of the plastic housing

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You will need to buy a replacement housing that should come pre assembled so all you have to do is bolt it on

Posted on Jan 24, 2013

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SOURCE: Homelite Trimmer Pull Start Cord

The part no. for the Spring and container is A98773A. You can Google the PN and find many sources. Expect to pay between $10.00 to $15.00. I like m-and-d.com If they have it in stock you will normally get it in 3 to 4 days.

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SOURCE: Pull cord stays out. Mechanic says I need new

check with home depot on parts for a homelite.

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SOURCE: Featherlite/Mightylite 26ss pull cord will not

They don't spin with the engine, however pinning them together isn't your fix. The spring has to be fixed at both ends, sounds like one end or the other is comming out of its keeper. Check if the ends are broken

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

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Oil leak on poulan snow lower


follow this steps and fix it. God bless you
  • Remove the hex bolts holding the plastic leaf blower housing in place with your hex wrench. You may wish to cut the cord with your scissors and loosen the bolt or screw securing the rope assembly with your hex wrench or screwdriver.
  • 2 Remove the spring assembly carefully. Do not remove the spring, only remove the assembly.
  • 3 Remove the old cord from the leaf blower pull cord assembly by gently pulling it away from the assembly with your hands. Notice the direction the pull cord is wound, as this becomes important in the next step.
  • 4 Wind the new pull cord in the same direction you removed it in Step 3. Make sure the inner end of the pull cord secures in the faster or slot provided on the pull cord assembly. This varies depending on the leaf blower manufacturer.
  • 5 Replace the pull cord pulley and place over the spring. This is the white plastic spool.
  • 6 Rotate the pull cord assembly two or three times in the same direction the cord pulls wearing safety goggles and work gloves. Reinsert the center screw by screwing it in place with your screwdriver; this holds the pulley assembly together
  • 7 Insert the leaf blowers cord end into the end of the handle opening. Secure the handle by tying a knot at the bottom of the new pull cord; this prevents the handle from being pulled off the pull cord while you start the leaf blower.
  • 8 Place the pull cord assembly back onto your leaf blower in its designated area and secure by refastening the four hex nuts with your hex wrench.
  • 9 Replace the housing cover of the leaf blower and refasten the hex nuts with your hex wrench. You removed the housing cover in Step 1.
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Broken pull cord


How to replace a broken pull cord on a leaf blower.
1) Remove Hex bolts holding plastic leaf blower housing in place with your hex wrench. you may want to cut the cord with scissors and loosen the bolt or screw securing the rope assemble with hex wrench or screwdriver.
2) Remove spring assembly Carefully. (DO NOT REMOVE THE SPRING ONLY REMOVE THE ASSEMBLY)
3) Remove old cord. Notice the direction the pull cord is wound. This is important in the following step
4) Wind new pull cord in the same direction you removed it, as in step 3, Make sure cord secures in the slot provided on pull and assembly.
5) Replace the pull cord pulley and place over spring.(This is the white plastic spool.)
6) Rotate the pull cord assembly 2 or 3 times in the same direction the cord pulls. (wearing safety goggles and work gloves) Reinsert the center screw by securing in in place with your screwdriver.
7) Insert the leaf blower cord into the end of the handle opening. Secure the handle by tying a knot at the bottom of the new cord.
8) Place the pull cord assembly back onto your blower in its designated area then secure by refastening the 4 hex nuts.
9) Replace the housing cover of blower and refasten the hex nuts.(the housing you removed in step 1.)
I hope this was some help to you. Good luck.

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How to thread pull cord on my Talon rotary mower


remove THE COVER THAT HOUSE THE PULL CORD pully. TURN THE WHEEL IN THE direction THAT IT GOES WHEN cord is pulled ( THIS TIGHTENS THE RETURN SPRING) hold this wheel tight..every turm it could spin back rapidly. turn wheel 6 complete turns. align the hole in the housing with the cord hole in the pully wheel. thread cord through both tie a double knot . slowly release now install cover. try it if too loose pull out to max , hold pully, remove knot , cord and turn 2 or 3 more turns, replace cord, double knots , slowly release. replace cover, crank it and cut that grass.

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Replace starter cord


Undo the screws holding the housing of the starter cord & remove the whole thing.
Before continuing it may be wise to take a picture of the pulley & how its held on so you can put it together correctly.
Inside you should see a removable clip attached to a moving nylon peg thing, remove this, then a washer, then remove the round plastic pulley that holds the cord.
Remove the old cord.
Thread one end of the new cord (ensure it's the same thickness) from the outside of the pulley through the hole so it comes out in the middle as it was before.
Tie a knot in it, trim off any eccess cord & pull it back through, tucking the knot neatly into the place where the knot goes.
Wrap the cord 3 or 4 times round the pulley & thread the loose end through the hole in the housing.
Put the pulley back in the housing as it came off & replace the washer, peg & clip.
Pull the cord to make sure it springs back ok.
***Now pull the chord right out & slowly let the spring pull it back in. Now thread your pull handle on right up to the housing, put a knot in it a bit further than this point so the spring holds the handle tight to the housing and its not dangling loose.DONT CUT THE ECCESS OFF YET
Ensure youre happy with the length of cord when its pulled out
If its too short, undo the knot, leave the pulley in place, use a thin screwdriver to pull the cord into the housing to wrap it round the pulley one more time (theres normally a notch cut out of the pulley to get the cord round between the pulley & housing)
Now repeat from ***
Now screw the housing back in place.
It's easier to do than write!!!!

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Pull cord is stuck


This happens all the time. To fix it is not to bad. You have to take off housing around where then pull cord is, then when you get to the pull cord pulley, sometimes you can just untangle where cord is. The pull cord is in like a spring housing , this is what retracts it. It is all spring designed to pull and retracted. You will notice that when you take off pulley, there our little tabs that are bent in, that is designed to hold rope pulley in. There is a spring set up behind that. If rope is just tangled or crisscrossed then can carefully untangle and put back together . If not take that whole piece in and they can replace spring that has worn out or jammed. Hope this helps, I had it happen to me on a edger , was not to bad of a home project. Thanks, mike from fixya

Jun 13, 2011 | Garden

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I need to rewind the spring and starter pull cord. I need to understand how all the parts fit together


I had the same problem. I had to take it apart and rewind it manually. To do this:
Step 1:
There are 4-bolts to remove on the orange plastic section the screw into the motor housing (one of them is hidden inside the orange plastic housing, you'll see an opening for it). There are also 3 screws in the black plastic exhaust housing that screw into the orange plastic housing, find those and remove.

Step 2:
Carefully remove the engine from the plastic housing. I didn't disconnect the throttle cable or the electric wires (points) just kind of worked around them.

Step 3:
The mechanism is kind of crappy. There are two black pieces with a spring in the middle, and a metal disc on the bottom with a ribbon coil on the underside of it. The top plastic piece is what turns the flywheel when you pull the cord. The spring in between connects the two plastic piece. This is probably what popped out. There is a piece sticking up on one end, which inserts into the hole in the top black plastic piece. If you remove the little guardrail things you can probably remove just that piece. KEEP TENSIONS ON THE PULL CORD. Once you remove that top black piece, it should start to recoil.

Step 4:
If it did recoil, put the spring back in the top plastic piece, and then put the plastic/spring combo back into the the bottom plastic piece, there is a little groove for the bottom of the spring to slide into. Then put the little guardrail screws back on. Make sure the big metal wire thing hasn't slipped down into the shaft of the weed whacker. That needs to go back into the motor, as it is what gets spun and in turn spins the strings. As you start to put the motor back in, you may have to pull on the pull cord a few times to get the flywheel and plastic piece to line up. Once you hear the motor start to catch, then you should be able to wiggle it back into place and put back all of the screws. Then give it a shot. If it pulls out again, you may have to drill a new hole into the top black plastic piece for that spring to slide into (this is the crappy design part).

Step 5:
If the pull cord didn't retract, you need to remove the other two pieces (lower black plastic piece and metal disc with ribbon). The metal ribbon has a nub on the outside that hooks onto a plastic piece in the bottom of the orange plastic housing. You'll need to wind it around once or twice to "charge" the ribbon, then wind the string back on the black plastic piece. The black piece should slide into the center of the metal disc and catch the inside of the ribbon. Once you get these two together, again, make sure the metal ribbon piece is wound once past normal and then you have to slide both parts together down into the housing catching the metal ribbon loop over the orange plastic nub. It's tricky, it took me a few tries. Once you get that you can try and test the pull cord, you'll see it pull out and feel it retract due to that metal ribbon. Then go back and do step 4, where you put the upper black plastic piece with spring back into place and replace the little metal guardrails.

This whole thing took a few tries, and the pull cord still gets stuck out. It's a major pain to say the least, but after the 5th time fixing it, you'll be a real pro.

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How to get he spring back in to the housing and get it tol stay M


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I invert and secure the housing and rewind the spring large coil to small (need eye protection, both hands and no women around work area!). I'm right handed so I tension the spring enough to insert it inside the previous coil while holding what has already been installed with my left about 180° from my right hand. The tension will hold the spring in the housing once completely inserted. Then bend slightly the inner most part to engage the starter spool. It will require about 2 turns of pretension for it to retract properly.
If you're lucky you can pull the cord out enough for a pretension then slightly raise and add the withdrawn cord to the spool.

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Broken pull cord


ur going to have to unmount the the motor from the shaft

step 1. Unbolt throttle housing

step 2. now with that out of the way u should see a clamp holding the motor to the shaft, loosen and pull the shaft out, there will be a cable, so make sure u have it lined up so it goes back into place

step 3, look at the back of the motor, u should see screws going into the plastic housing (coming in from back going into plastic)

step 4. once that is off pull the broken part of the cord out

step 5. wind up the starter coil, (it will only wind up one way) its spring loaded so be carful, once it stops back it off 1 full turn

step 6. u will see a hole for the cord in the housing and in the coil, make sure they are lined up

step 7. insert the cord through both holes, tie it as tighttttt as possible, then let the spring do the rest

step 8. put it back together

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Pull cord on weedeater wont recoil


sounds like the spring is broken itself.there should be a hook at one end and a loop at the other end.the hook usualy breaks off but the spring looks good.replace the spring with part number..4140 190 0600 ....that is the stihl part number.let me know if this helped you...if not give me a quick mail and i'll try to help some more......

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