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Brand new Poulan PO500N22S lawn mower, started up, but cord won't retract. What should I do to fix this?
If its brand new take it back tell them the retraction spring is broken and fix it
Posted on Jun 07, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I don't know exactly what you have there, but starters in general work pretty much the same. What you have to do with any starter when you replace the rope is to first wind up the spring with the pulley. Turn the pulley in the direction it would be turning if you were pulling the rope. When it's wound tight, back off to align the rope hole in the cover and the pulley. Stick the rope from the outside through the cover and pulley and tie a knot. Then let the spring tension pull the rope into the starter. Hope that helps. Dwain
Posted on Jul 16, 2009
1) Common problem when a mower sits for several weeks at a time between mowing;
check for extra grass debris to be glogged between the blade and the mower shell.
2) If the mower has a 'bail' or 'zone' control handle;
this releases a brake mechanism on the flywheel to allow it to rotate, and after it is running, releasing the lever will 'kill' the engine.
NOTE* when transporting a push mower in the trunk of a car, try to keep the mower as level as possible.
*extra note when mower has been transported in the back of a car;
sometimes the mower is placed in a trunk at such a severe angle that the oil from the crankcase is forced around the rings and sits on top of the piston so that when you try to pull the rope you have a 'hydra' lock. (that is when a liquid is between the piston and the spark plug) You cannot compress a liquid, so the rope appears stuck.
If this happens, remove the spark plug (make sure the loose plug wire is fastened away from any combustable that comes out of the spark plug hole *** AND THERE WILL BE A HUGE STREAM OF OIL AND GASOLINE, SO BE PREPARED TO CLEAN UP A MESS ***
pull as normal until fluid is dispelled from internal engine
clean or replace the spark plug
a few more pulls (no choke required) and you are up and going
Posted on Nov 08, 2009
SOURCE: Just want to know eaxactly
Before you go thru a lot of unnecessary work, did you hit something recently, or did you put gas in your mower that was sitting in a gas can for a while. If you hit something, your timing is off. If gas fill possibly condensation /water in gas.
Back to your question, you can test your plug by taking it out, leave in spark plug wire, place bottom against engine for ground , and pull the starter cord. If plug makes spark ,it's OK. Air filter is attached to end of carburator in the area of your primer button. Usually one screw holds on the cover to the filter. If the filter is dirty black, change it. If the filter is put up to sun and you can see the light it's OK.
If you wish to get back to me for any additional questions ,I would be more than happy to help you. GOOD LUCK.
Posted on Sep 01, 2011
Try taking the float bowl off and clean out the orfus. It will eather be in the nut holding the bowl on or in the end (sides) of the pickup tub the nut scews on.
Posted on Jun 30, 2012
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Sep 15, 2013 | Garden
New or used unit? If new can you return it ? If not you will need to take the recoil assembly off the engine and rewind the spring. Check inside the recoil assembly to see if the spring is broken or just popped out of place on either end. If it is broken your done. You will need to find a Poulan dealer to get a new spring. If new take it to a Poulan dealer for warrenty replacement. If you want to try to rewind the spring look to see where one end of the spring fits into the housing and the other into the spool. On the edge of the puley should be a notch. Place the rope in the notch and turn the pulley it in the direction needed to wind the spring about 4 or 5 turns. If it now pulls all the rope in you are done.If not put the rope back in the notch and wind the spring tighter till the rope is all pulled in.
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