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How do I get my jiffy ice augerI need the pull starter to connect to the engine where does the pull starter rope connect to the motor

The pull starter connects to the recoil starter which sits on top of the engine. When the string breaks, it can be rewound or you can buy a new recoil starter @ Jiffy

Dec 24, 2014 | Garden

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I have a ryobi hedge trimmer RHT 2660 DA why wont the pull cord wont return ?

If you can try and tap by the starter housing with a small hammer and then you need to get some lubricant spray injected in to the spring. If it wont go back in there is a chance the spring has either broke or become unseated.

Jul 28, 2014 | Ryobi Garden

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With the plug removed the starter should pull very easily. When trying start did the cutter head try to spin? If yes clutch springs may need replacement

Jul 24, 2013 | Garden

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Pull starter cord wont return, so cannot pull start

you need to order the replacement coil spring, this is a tricky job to replace and if you are not handy, your best bet is to take it to a small engine repair depot.

Mar 11, 2011 | Homelite Consumer Products Tiller...

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On pulling the starter cord, there is a rattling noise as if a nut has come loose. The motor does not kick over.

When you pull the starter cord, three things are happening inside;
The cord is spinning the spool that it is wound on, the spool has a gear or molded teeth which engage the motor through spring-loaded levers, and a coil spring returns the spool to it's original position...hence the name "recoil" starter.

The first possibility is that the gear has come loose (if a mounted gear) or broken (if molded to the spool), and the rattling is the loose part(s) flopping around instead of engaging the motor.

The second possibility is that the lever springs are a bit dirty/rusty or bent and stuck out of position, and the gear/teeth of the spool are just banging across them instead of engaging.

Start by removing the plastic cover(s) to gain access to the starter rope's origins, ie; the spool and the starter levers.
The recoil spool with sping are likely attatched to the cover as a unit, so you don't have to go any deeper into the recoil.

Check the drive gear/teeth for a solid mount and teeth damage (they are saw-tooth shaped), then check the 2 small levers mounted to the crank for free swing and solid springs...a drop of oil or WD40 at their mounts won't hurt, just wipe the excess and while you're there, clean the magneto face and the magnets on the crank with a little WD40 on a rag.
* Don't despair if they look's entirely possible that they were stuck out of position until you pulled the recoil, and a decent cleaning will keep it from happening again.

Mar 29, 2010 | Garden

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Starter cord will not rewind after being replaced. The string will rewind in the housing before it is attached to the motor but not after being attached. How do you pre wind the springs?

What I do is the following:

Remove the old rope ( what is left of it)

Wind the starter rope pulley about 8 or 9 complete revolutions after I am confident that the spring has engaged the starter pulley

Hold the pulley in place ( align the rope hole in the pulley with hole in the starter housing

Insert the rope and tie a knot, pull the rope back tight against the pulley

Pull the rope all the way out and hold slight tension on the rope and release the tension on the pulley but still holding the starter housing

Starter spring should pull rope into housing... good luck

Sep 08, 2009 | Garden

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Pull rope does not return

Unless the rope has broken, you dont need to replace it. The problem is probably the rewind spring. It is located under the starter pulley (the one the rope is in). The best thing to do is pull the unit apart and see if you can see if maybe there is something holding the rope up. The spring is a little dangerous to replace. If you go for it, be careful....Lee

Sep 03, 2009 | Garden

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Lawn mower starter rope is pulled all the way out & won't retract

Definitely worth getting repaired. You might be able to install a new spring in the recoil but it takes patience, finesse and strong fingers. Eric

Aug 08, 2009 | Garden

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