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The pull to start rope is stuck, will not retract

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  • adlentz May 16, 2009

    same problem.. pulled rope and now it won't retract

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SOURCE: starter rope will not retract

Either you have a broken rewind spring, or the starter mechanism is dirty to the point where the force of the recoil spring is not sufficient to pull the rope back in.
WEAR SAFETY GLASSES while disassembling your starter mechanism to see what the problem is. Upon reassembly, it is a good idea to lube the post in the starter housing (the one the pulley slides over) with some graphite or teflon lube.

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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