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Need to rewind craftsman chainsaw pull rope.

Pull rope cgot stuck. re-coiled back into unit. took off housing can not figure out how to rewind. nothing broken...new saw. just trying to figure out how to rewind..any ideas???

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I have tried to do this many times and have yet to suceed, believe me it's not worth the fustration and the extra days in hell you will spend from cussing.

Take to a repair shop, they can do it quickly and cheaply when you consider how difficult this is for the ordinary person. (me)

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