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Pull cord on weedeater wont recoil

I have a Stihl FS 55. The pull cord will not recoil. I took it apart and rewound the cord. It would pull 2 or 3 times with partial recoil each time until the cord was completely uncoiled. Several attempts taking apart and rewinding ended in the same pull by pull less cord to pull with. I don't have a manual so I can't give you any part #'s.

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Wade Forshee 972 782 8265

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    how do you fit new pull cord

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    Spring has uncoiled

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    pull cord snaped

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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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Hi wade come across this all the time m8 the spring is slipping or the pawl (little plastic part on the recoil drum) is worn open the recoil and take a look at where the spring is sitting in relation to the center shaft where the bolt goes through the rope spool either the bend in the spring slack or the spring catch in the center is not catching properly this means when the spring is under load it will slip when u try to pull the cord. you can either get a new spring or try and re bend the spring which only works if u can bend it without breaking the spring which happens more times than not. on the first pull of the recoil pull the cord till u can fell the engine giving resistance let the cord recoil and then pull this allows the shortest pull to start the engine, saving the recoil uncoiling if it is still not catching try the pawl a small white plastic part in the top of the rope spool if this wears out it can give the same problem but it should still recoil for u hope this helps

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Need to recoil the spring on weed eater brand weed eater twist and edge for pull start

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