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Flywheel key has broken,allowing it to advance the spark,so its firing before top dead centre,thus breaking the rope.renew the key and retighten nut very tight

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Hard to pull starter rope with spark plug in


You have to overcome the 100-135 psi of compression by pulling the rope. Some manufacturers now incorporate a 'compression release' to allow a rapid spin of the engine with a moderate pull. It automatically resets when it fires so you may have to push the compression release more than once to get them started.

Yours does not have that option which is why they suggest sitting the saw on the ground and inserting your toe into the handle while holding the front of the saw down with one hand. That allows you to ge a bit agressive with the pull rope with the other.

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Choosing the wrong type of rope for the purpose you are going to be using it for can result in injury and / or broken property. It may seem to you that some ropes are a little thicker than others, or that some feel stronger than some others. It is very important that you know what you are going to be using your rope for and doing a little research before you walk into a hardware store and blindly buy just any rope.

For water skiing the ropes that come with the ski isn't made to handle shock loading, this is when the rope goes completely slack and then get taught very quickly. This can lead to injury should the rope snap. This is why many water skiers and water tubers go out to buy replacement ropes.

There are many different strengths of towing ropes and cables, the recommended strengths for tubing are 3,350 lb. break strength, 4,100 lb. break strength and 6,000 lb. break strength. A regular rope that you might pick up at a hardware store might only have a break strength of 1,350 lb. which is not strong enough. Also when you buy the rope specially made it will have the knots already in the rope so you don't have to tie them yourself. When you do tie the knots yourself it tends to reduce the strength of the rope.

Its always better to be safe than sorry. When it comes to safety in a water sport don't take your chances with the cheaper rope, buy the right stuff!

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I purchased a 14" &20" chainsaw Model 8901/8902 and I am having difficulty pulling cord. It seems to lock. What could be the problem?


That is a good and bad sign. When a motor wears out and looses compression it gets very easy to pull. New motors should pull hard and be choppy or seem to "lock" however - you *MUST* carefully review your fuel mixture to ensure you are adding enough oil to the mix - if you used straight gas without adding oil you will burn the motor up and experience difficult pulling. Simple test - remove the spark plug - give it a good pull it should be liquid smooth with no binding anywhere on the pull. Report your results.

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My toro lawn mozer will not start. I have replaced the spark plug, it has gas and oil in it, but it still will not start. What other things can I check myself without having to take it in?


You can check compression,either with a gauge or by spinning the flywheel counter clockwise,if it rebounds sharply then the compression is good. By this I mean just pull the rope slowly and let go,if it sucks up kinda fast you are good.
Check the gap in the new plug.Should be 0.25
Have some one else pull the starter rope and watch for spark coming from the plug wire,if you see that replace the plug wire.
\Check the fuel filters,one in the tank and one in line.Also you can take the carb apart and clean it.Check the air filter.Inspect the fuel line for breaks,or if it came apart somewhere.

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How can i keep the crankshaft from turning when removing the bolt?


If you pull a spark plug and turn the engine over until that cylinder is on compression stroke, go past top dead center,so the piston is going down ,take about 2 feet of rope,push it in the plug hole ,the rope will stop the rotation.Reason for being on compression is so the valves won't get bent when the rope contacts the head .

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Since the impeller is mounted on the crankshaft and the crankshaft is part of the engine...you're going to have to hold the engine still while you remove it. Do this by removing the engine's spark plug...turning the engine to where the piston is down near bottom of cylynder and stick a length of clean, soft rope or cord in the cylinder. Then, when you try to take the impeller off, the piston will compress the rope into the head (not hurting anything) locking up the engine and allowing you to do the removal.

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The rope on my generator gets stuck as i pull to turn it on


Assuming the rope stays on the internal pulley, it is NORMAL for the rope to require great force at points in the cranking cycle (once per revolution of the crankshaft). These are the compression strokes and the force is MANY times the initial pulling force. If the rope returns easily, then the starter assembly is probably normal. It takes a strong arm and fast movement to start the enginess via pull rope. Some units have a compression release to ease this a bit.

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How do I fix the pull rope on a push mower?


Did the rope break, or is it hung up? if it broke, you need to take off recoil cover and manually rewind spring until existing rope can be pulled through the cover to compress spring. use the same size of rope and feed new rope through hole with spring about fully wound. If hung up, you need to clean the cover that is on of the crank case top. Do not use oil because it will make the ball bearings seize up. is it a briggs or other? I explained procedures for a briggs.

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Pull start rope broke


You have to remove the whole cover. Do not break rivets. Remove the rest of old rope, then wind pulley/spring the direction it would turn if the rope was being pulled. When it's wound tight, back off to align hole in cover and pulley. Insert end of about an 8' rope from the outside the cover through the pulley and tie a single knot/loop. Then let the rope be drawn in by the pulley/spring.

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Wont coil back into its housing, so trimmer wont start. Has compression though


Hi, this a cut&paste from elswhere but it applies to your problem:
how to repair a recoil spring: whats missing is this, you should always wgear eye protection when dealing with springs of any kind.
remember safty first. :)

Remove the recoil shroud and take a look at the assembly.
You might have a broken spring or just a rope that has slipped out of the reel.
The spring usually breaks at one of the end tabs. If so, you will need to get a replacement spring and carefully wind that in, before re-assembling the rope reel. You might wish to replace the rope also, if it shows signs
of wear.

You will need to remove the entire cooling shroud. There should be 4 bolts on the sides. You might need to remove the fuel tank also. Pre-wind the recoil reel by hand [about 6 turns, to set the spring tension] and clamp it with Vise-Grip pliers. Remove the old rope. Thread
the new rope through the shroud housing eyelet and to the reel hub. Let the reel re-wind itself until it is full. If there is not enough spring tension you can wind it a couple of turns more by slipping the rope around
between the reel and shroud. Re-clamp the reel. Cut the rope to length and thread it though the handle. At all knots, burn and melt the rope with a
lighter to prevent untying. Re-assemble.
(special thanks to "Micheal"the author)

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