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How do I remove the clutch and rope start assembly.

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you need to rotate the starter pulley up first to tension the spring.... then feed in your rope tie a not and let it retract the rope into the starter pulley

Posted on Aug 06, 2009

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You shouldn't have to remove it. Just wide the disk up again to get tension on the recoil spring (lots of tension... enough to pull the rope all the way back in). poke the rope back out the hole ( the hardest part of the job) and put the handle back on. You should be back in action

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SOURCE: Need to change pull rope on Poulan Pro Weedeater

sounds like you are trying to remove the drum assembly; try a torx driver or a phillips screwdriver. There is a srew that hold that drum on and the bolt is in that black hole.

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

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There is a small T-10 or T-15 Torx head screw that is recessed in the clutch drum end screwed into the end of the crankshaft. If you loosen it, the drum should come off but the screw may still remain inside the end of the drum. This is normal. Clutch itself unscrews from threads on the crankshaft in counter-clockwise rotation. Use a blunt flat-blade chisel or the like and place on the inner ears of the clutch near the middle and strike with hammer...not real hard...just hard enough to shock it loose...maybe apply some penetrating oil to the center of it beforehand.

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Thereis a T-10 or T-15 Torx Head screw in the recess at the end of the crankshaft. Loosen it (it may stay in the end of the drum) and drum will come off. Clutch is threaded onto crankshaft. Loosen it counterclockwise, but carefully. Rap the inside part near the crank with like a flatpblade chisel. Spraying the center with penetrating oil beforehand may assist in this step. Use Liquid Wrench or PB Blaster. vDon't strike the outer shoes of the clutch!

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  1. Need you to separate the upper drive assembly from the engine assembly. You may to disconnect the throttle cable and the ignition kill wiring.
  2. Remove the clutch cover.
  3. Disconnect and remove the spark plug.
  4. Install a piston stop in place of the spark plug.
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  6. Remove the clutch assembly. Usually has left handed threads so turn it clockwise.
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  9. Depending the pulley design you can now install a new rope first or you need to re install the pulley.
  10. Tighten the pulley fully by turning the direction as you would pull it until it stops and back off one turn.
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Need to replace pull rope

You will need to lock down the cylinder to remove the clutch. This is not an easy repair. Remove the spark plug and lower the piston. Take a piece of small rope (the broken one works fine) and fill the cylinder with the rope. Raise the piston to "lock the cylinder. The clutch drum can now be removed by inserting a T15 or T20 torx into the center and turn the screw counter-clockwise. Then take a pair of large slip-joint pliers and turn the clutch assembly counter-clockwise to remove. Make note of what order all the little washers come off. Also, make sure to remove the clutch as an is very difficult to put back together. When reinstalling the clutch, it is VERY important to get it tight. Failure to get the clutch tight will result in major engine damage.
Make sure you replace the rope with 40" of #3.5 braided rope. Melt the ends of the rope so it doesn't fray and use a figure 8 knot to secure.
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Need to change pull rope on Poulan Pro Weedeater

sounds like you are trying to remove the drum assembly; try a torx driver or a phillips screwdriver. There is a srew that hold that drum on and the bolt is in that black hole.

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Remove the back cover that covers the muffler area and 1,2,3 switch and disconnect the throttle cable. Now remove the 3 screws that hold the engine assembly, they are forward of the red cover (towards the weedeater end). Slide the entire engine assembly out. Now you will see a silver piece that looks like a flat funnel, this is part of the clutch assembly, use the same allen wrench to remove the screw in the center of the hole. You will see the clutch plates. Now remove the spark plug, fold a 1/4 diameter or smaller piece of nylon rope in half making a loop, feed this inside the spark plug hole stuffing it in, you can grab the clutch and turn in clockwise until you feel resistance. (this is the piston smashing against the rope, you may have to repeat the process until it does not spin). remove the clutch springs with needlenose pliers and slide the clutch plates out. Now take some channel lock pliers and grab the shaft and turn it clockwise. Once it breaks free you can unscrew it completely. (Keep in mind there are washers, along the way) Now you can slide the unit away from the red cover, but ensure you disconnect the red and black kill switch wires. There is a silver cover, that shields the rope reel, remove those screws to expose the reel. The replacement cord needs to be the same diameter. You will see where the knot and broken end is. The reel has a hole in it where you feed it from out to in, pull the rope through where you can tie an overhand knot, and push it back in, take your time and dont fray the rope. You will see a slot on the edge of the wheel, you can hook the rope inside this slot and use it to spin the wheel clockwise until it stops. Do not feed the rope around the reel! While maintaing the tension, feed the free end of the robe through the cover through the silver bushing, now feed the end through the handle and tie a knot. Slowly guide the rope out of the slot and let the spring tension feed the rope on the reel. Now put it all back together...

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