Hi I have a polan 2050 chain saw, and I replaced the rope fofr the rewind. So I put it back together and I pulled on it to start. and when the rope comes to the end it does not rewind back into the rewind. I got the same size rope but it calls for 39 inch and I think I put in about a 28 inch rope. but here is the thing I don't get is when I take the rewind pack apart it works It's just when it's on the saw it don.t work?
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Re: rewind don't work
As you put the side with the recoil starter back on the saw, ensure the rewind pack isn't binding. before tightening the screws, pull the rope out a few inches and let it rewind. if it won't, something is binding. keep moving the side panel till it will rewind. I have done this before myself. get it all put back together and it won't work.....
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If you place the chain saw on a work bench with the bar and chain pointing at you. We will call the side with the chain and bar the left and the side where you gas and oil the saw the right side. Now on the right side just behind the oil filler cap is the starter rope and assembly . There are four screws that holds this assembly to the saw. Remove these 4 screws while carefully watching and lifting this assembly from the saw. turn the assembly over and if you can see and grab the old starter rope . Grasp it and pull out on the rope a few times so you can see how it works, play with it a bit, so that when you replace the old rope with a new you will be familiar with the action.You can find starter rope at local chain saw or hardware stores, estimate the length you will need. Re-thread the new rope in opposite direction that you saw the old rope function being careful to duplicate the knot at the end of the rope which will be inside the assembly, threaded in as you saw the old one come out. So look carefully. Play with it a bit. Familiarize yourself with how the two holes line up and thread through the spool and the knot is tied. Now make sure the end of the rope coming out of the assembly has the recoil action. Tie on the handle being sure to take only enough re-coil that there is no slack in the rope and handle end. Replace the assembly and check the action. Have fun! Alvin
I have a Homelite XL and was having problems with rope pulling from difficult to unable to pull rope while trying to start saw. I removed the muffler, squirted some WD40 through the exhaust port ABOVE and BELOW the piston compression ring. Then pulled the rope about 20 times without spark plug to fully lubricate the piston and cylinder. Left it till the next day, pulled it through about 20 more times, put the spark plug back in,and it works well now. Guess it was just gummed-up a little and the lubrication freed it.
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.
When I have had this happen it means that you need to manually rewind the cord and put some additional tension on the take up pulley. To do this you'll have to open the saw up and untie the handle. Turn the pulley like one turn, put the rope back through the hole and tie the handle back on. All this is done while maintaining tension on the rope.
Remove the housing-fan. Remove the screw and detach the pulley- starter and the spring -starter.Put the new spring-starter(it usualy comes with a support).The spring-starter"spires are counterclockwise oriented.Put the puley starter back and the screw.Wrap up the rope clockwise on the pulley-starter until the starter works propperly.Hope this helps you. best regards savumihai71