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Recoil spring Bodycraft vr100 rower. The recoil spring to rewind the handle strap after each pull has unwound and will not rewind the handle. Recoil action will only rewind 1/4 to 1/3 of the handle strap at most. Spring ends appear to be secure. Something appears to have slipped to allow the spring to partially unwind and reduce its strength. How can the spring be wound tighter and secured?

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

- Remove the recoil assembly. Depending on engine model you may have to remove the air shroud with the recoil.
- Remove the broken rope assembly from the spool by lifting the knot out of the hole and cut off the knot.
- Pull the remainder of the old rope out of the recoil spool
- Take the remainder of rope out of the pull handle

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- Install the new rope in the handle by threading it into the handle and tie ONE small knot on the end.
- Pull very hard on the rope until the new knot seats in the handle. Assemble handle.
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- Back off the spool until the knot hole is aligned with the rope guide bushing on the outside of the recoil.
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-Thread the new rope through the outer rope guide and into then through the knot hole in the spool.
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I invert and secure the starter housing and rewind the spring large coil to small (need eye protection and both hands). I am 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 rewound. 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.

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R² Starter Rope by SmallEng.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRyy3MlsjVo

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