The starter rope pulled out of the housing--?? the knot on the end came undone. It appears the housing is fastened with rivet-type devices. How does one get the housing off. Tecumseh model OHH50 on an EX-CELL pressure washer
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Re: How to get the starter rope housing off?
There is no easier way. The entire housing mustcome off. The rope hole is in the backside of the pulley and you cannotaccess it without taking the housing off. I do know of people that drill out the rivets in the housing, but end up pulling the housing anyway so that they can get a nut on the backside to secure the bolt.I have also repaired several that people have tried to use self tappingsheet metal screws in. Do not try it since the force that is located atthese holes will cause the bolts to pull out and you will have to pullthe housing anyway. This may not seem like an easy repair to have toremove the entire housing, but it is the only way to do it correctly. Thanks.
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pull the rope out all the way. put a screw driver in between the plastic disk and the metal housing. cut the knot off the end of the rope in the slot on the disk. slip the new rope in the hole on the metal housing and through the hole in the plastic disk. tie a knot in the end of the rope and push it in the slot. put grip back on and it should be as good as new
remove starter houseing cut old rope out then rewind it till it stops slip new rope through houseing hole and pull hole put a screw driver threw houseing and pulley to make it so it cannot unwind then not the pulley end of rope take a lighter heat knot this will make sure it will not unknot hold rope pull out screw driver pull rope until knott is seat to pully slowly let cord rewind cord until it stops pull out two tune of pully install handle put knot in it and heat the knot with a lighter done cut excess cord off reinstall the red neck let me no if you get have problem like motor dont star or is hard to start
I'm going to assume you have a new rope. If you look at the rewind pulley (plastic disc) there should be a hole where the original rope went through. Run the rope through this hole and then through the hole in the starter housing itself. At the other end of the rope near the pulley, tie a knot at the end of the rope and pull it through the housing until your new knot is up against the hole in pulley. Next put the rope through the starter handle and tie another knot. Now you should have a rope with a knot on both ends with the handle near one, and the pulley on the other end. Now if you look at the pulley on the outer edges, you will see a notch in it. Hold the rope into that notch and spin the pulley in a clockwise rotation for about four turns. Don't let go of pulley because there will be tension on the spring. Hold pulley with your thumb while pulling rope out of housing on the handle side until taught. Hold rope outside of housing and release pulley. Now slowly release rope on handle side of housing an let it slide back around pulley. When tension is released and if there is still rope hanging out of starter housing, repeat the above steps but instead of going four turns around with rope in notch, only go one at a time until the handle is all the way back to housing. It's important not to go too many times with your wrap around because it will cause spring to be too tight which may cause breakage in the future....Just go far enough to let handle touch the housing and you should be good to go.
This would be much easier to show in a video than in type. I hope this helps.
1. Buy a starter repair kit or get five feet of nylon rope similar to what was in the starter from a Lowe's, The Home Depot or the like. 2. Remove the three bolts holding the starter on the motor and remove any remaining rope on the pulley. 3. Line the hole in the pulley up with the hole in the starter housing and thread the rope through both. 4. Tie a tight knot in the end of the rope and cut the tail off so it won't interfere with motor but not so short the knot comes undone. 5. Thread the other end of the rope through the t-handle and tie a knot in the very end so the handle won't come off and the rope won't be pulled into the starter during the next part. 6. Pull the rope up between the starter housing and pulley and get the rope into the notch in the pulley. Turn the pulley clockwise with the rope in the notch to put tention on the spring. Give it four turns. 7. When the notch gets back to the hole in the housing, hold the pulley and pull the rope back into place from outside the housing. 8. Let the pulley turn slowly so it retracts the rope. 9. You want four windings on the pulley and the t-handle to be held against the housing. If you don't get four windings on the pulley, give the pulley another tension turn (Step 6). If you have four windings and the t-handle isn't held against the housing or you get more that four windings, shorten the rope at the t-handle. 10. Reinstall the starter and you will be back in business.
hello sir, i'm guessing the rope is broken , first you'll need a c-clamp large enough to clamp the spooler, needle-nose pliers,a small tipped screwdriver and a new length of rope.the safest way is to remove the rewind assembly cover leaving the spooler in place in its housing. try to remove the old rope with neddle nose pliers ans small tipped screwdriver.next hand spin the spooler to achieve spring tension until stops back off enough to line holes up, place c-clamp to hold it in place,now try to fish the new rope into the hole in the knot recess,trying to guide it to the exit hole in the cover, ( it's easier to feed the rope if you singe the end of the rope with a bic lighter and form to a point )and with a small knot at the other end,pull the rope all the way until you can seat the knot into the knot recess.next tie a loop knot into the other end of the rope,so the end wont be recoiled all the way into the housing.with tesion on the rope gently remove the c-clamp and let the rope be drawed in.if it draws all the way to the loop knot, check to see if the spooler is full if so,( not too full where rope is binding ) pull the rope about a foot and re clamp the spooler and install the pull handle, if rope is too long you may have to cut to length. if it doesn't draw all the way to the loop knot and the spooler is not full than you may need to add anoyher revolution to the spring tension in the same fashion as described above.there are eisier ways but that evolves removal of the spooler and repacking the reciol spring.( not for the novice ). hope this helps,thank you.
hello sir, i'm guessing the rope is broken , first you'll need a c-clamp large enough to clamp the spooler, needle-nose pliers,a small tipped screwdriver and a new length of rope.the safest way is to remove the rewind assembly cover leaving the spooler in place in its housing. try to remove the old rope with neddle nose pliers ans small tipped screwdriver.next hand spin the spooler to achieve spring tension until stops back off enough to line holes up, place c-clamp to hold it in place,now try to fish the new rope into the hole in the knot recess,trying to guide it to the exit hole in the cover, ( it's easier to feed the rope if you singe the end of the rope with a bic lighter and form to a point )and with a small knot at the other end,pull the rope all the way until you can seat the knot into the knot recess.next tie a loop knot into the other end of the rope,so the end wont be recoiled all the way into the housing.with tesion on the rope gently remove the c-clamp and let the rope be drawed in.if it draws all the way to the loop knot, check to see if the spooler is full if so,( not too full where rope is binding ) pull the rope about a foot and re clamp the spooler and install the pull handle, if rope is too long you may have to cut to length. if it doesn't draw all the way to the loop knot and the spooler is not full than you may need to add anoyher revolution to the spring tension in the same fashion as described above.there are eisier ways but that evolves removal of the spooler and repacking the reciol spring.( not for the novice ). hope this helps,MrFixIt,thank you.--
1 Remove the cover from the side of the blower that contains
the pull start. This usually involves removing the self-tapping screws
that join the two halves of the blower housing together.
Remove the broken rope from the starter pulley. Usually the
rope is attached to the pulley with a simple overhand knot; just grab
the knot and pull the rope back through the hole in the pulley.
Sometimes the rope is attached to the pulley with a staple or some other
fastener, which you'll have to remove first.
Remove the handle from the replacement rope, if it's already attached.
Thread the end of the rope opposite the handle through the
hole in the starter pulley, working from the inside of the pulley (the
side facing in toward the engine).
Fasten the rope to the pulley. If it attaches with a knot,
simply tie an overhand knot, pull it tight and trim off any excess rope
sticking out of the knot. If it attaches with a fastener, replace the
Wrap the rope counterclockwise around the pulley until the pulley is full; this usually involves one or two wraps.
Thread the free end of the rope through the hole in the blower housing.
Replace the blower housing and screw it in place.
Trim off excess rope, leaving about 6 inches of rope protruding from the blower housing.
Attach the handle to the starter rope. This typically
involves threading the rope through one or two holes in the handle and
securing with an overhand knot.
Remove the recoil. Sometimes depending up on model this required complete air shroud removal. Remove the parts of the old rope. Remove the rope fro the rope handle. NOTE the knot in the handle. Brun both ends of the nylon rope with a match and pinch the burned end into as small of circumference as possible. Install new rope into the starter handle and tie the knot. Pull the new rope into the handle until it seats securely.
Prewind the recoil pulley as far as you can easily wind it. Back it off (unwind) just until the rope guide and pulley knot hole are aligned. Then either c-clamp it in place with the rope knot hole aligned with the rope guide hole or have a 2nd person hold it the pretensioned spring and pulley in position. Thread the rope through the rope guide and on into the pulley knot hole. (takes some effort to get it aligned and through the knot hole!) Pull the new rope through the knot hole and tie 1 knot. Pull starter rope and fit knot into pulley knot hole. Release pulley C-clamp or have helper let go of pulley. Rope should rewind into the recoil.
Reinstall recoil / air shroud. Happy mowing!
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EASY,REMOVE TOP COVER OF ENGINE THAT HOUSES ROPE ASSY. LOOK UNDERNEATH PLASTIC PIECE,CUT THE KNOT OFF THAT COMES THROUGH HOLE AND PULL AND EXISTANT ROPE OUT. OK, GET NEW ROPE AND HANDLE TOGETHER,THE END THAT IS OPPOSITE FROM NEW PULL STRING HANDLE YOU ARE GOING TO USE. CAREFULLY WIND UP ROPE HOUSING NICE AND FIRM JUST BY WINDING IT UP WITH HAND IN AS IT SITS IN TOP COVER. WHEN YOU THINK IT HAS ENOUGH TO PULL ROPE IN FEED END OF ROPE IN HOLE AND IN CHANNEL OF ROPE HOUSING,THERE IS A SMALL HOLE TO LINE IT UP WITH,WHEN SEE THE ROPE END FEED IT THROUGH THAT HOLE NOW. MAKE TAKE ANOTHER SET OF HANDS OR A WEDGE TO STOP RETRACTING OF SPRING. PULL ROPE THROUGH AND TIE A DOUBLE KNOT AT END SO IT WONT PULL THROUGH. SLOWLY LET IT PULL ROPE IN,THEN PULL ROPE BY HANDLE FULL LENGTH TO ENSURE ALL KINKS ARE OUT AND IT PULLS BACK IN LIKE IT SHOULD.
You must first remove the cover assembly which houses the starter pulley. Pull the old rope completely out until it no longer moves. Hold the starter pulley and remove the old rope. Try to wind the starter pulley spring tighter if possible. DON'T LET GO. The starter rewind spring must be wound before installing the new rope. After winding the spring, thread the new rope through the cover and into the hole in the pulley. Tie a good knot in the end and let the rope wind slowly into the housing. Once you have this done, replace the cover, get the proper length of rope, thread it through the handle, tie a knot in this end and your ready to go.