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Husky power washer 2600 Tried fixing starter

Husky power washer 2600 Tried fixing starter rope, well I'n the process of fixing starter rope the rewind spring popped out... I now know how to fix the starter rope but I am having trouble putting the rewind spring back in.. any help would be good. Oh also i am wondering if its possible to oder a recoil assembly part.

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I'll send you a link to a great video of how to recoil a starter spring, so you wont lose and fingers or eyes. :)

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OK, this is a pretty simple fix, if you have 3 hands. What happened when the rope broke is that it allowed the recoil spring to unwind. You need to take the housing off again, put the rope back inside the housing. You then need to turn the big pulley that the rope wraps onto in the same direction as it would turn when you pull the rope. You probably need to turn it 6-8 times at least. Once you get this done, you need to hold the pulley secure and feed the rope thru the housing again, put the handle back on the rope. This last step is where the 3rd hand comes in very handy! This should get you back in business.

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Andy, Hi, well I would start at the Starter myself, usually the thing called the "Bendix" spring jams up and stops it dead. Pull of the Starter, and power it up, off the unit. This will show you if it snaps in and out.
Sometimes a few judicious whacks with a soft hammer will sometimes free up the spring, if thats is indeed what's wrong. Anyway try that first. before any disassembly.
Make sure the Motor CAN actually be turned, by turning the flywheel, this should show you if the Motor is "Free" enough to move.
Also check ALL electrical connection to the starter. Use a meter and see if you are actually getting a voltage to the starter too. make sure your starter battery is good too.

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SOURCE: replaced starter rope on 5.5hp

Most of the rewind applications require you to pre load the recoil with a certain amount of turns before you wrap the rope on the pulley.

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The spring must be tightened when installing the cord:
Notice which way the pulley in the starter assembly rotates and hand spin it in that direction until it is fairly tight. Once it is tight, rotate it into a position such that you can push the pointed end of the cord from the outside into the hole in the housing of the starter and directly into the hole on the inner pulley. Tie a tight knot in the end of the rope inside the pulley.
Remove the clamp and let the rope get rewound on the pulley. Cut the cord, point this end and run it into the handle and knot it.

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SOURCE: mtd 31cc cultivator recoil rope

The re-coil spring is most likely broken in the housing.
Part Number is: MTD 791-613102
Parts diagram is here:
Image of broken part is here:

Remove items 31, 34 and 40 of the first link to access the recoil. The spring has to be pre-wound during installation. I.e insert spring.. insert pulley.. wind spring mount pulley.

This video may be of some assistance:

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