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Pope whipper snipper starter cord problem

The starter cord on my pope whipper snipper has suddenly stopped pulling further than about 8 inches from it's housing. If i try to get it to move further, the whipper snipper falls over. Any ideas? Thanks

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    Thank you. This was extremely helpful.

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The first thing you need to do is take the recoil cover off. There are several parts to a recoil and one or more parts may be worn and coming out of place then jamming.Replace worn parts if this is the case. If the cord pulls freely when removed then you may have a problem in the engine, try turning the flywheel by hand with the spark plug out. If it does not rotate there is something inside the cylinder or broken in the crankcase. If it is a 4 stroke engine you may have fluid above the piston,you will find this out when you remove the spark plug. drain the fluid from the cylinder and replace the plug you will be good to go. Good luck

Posted on Feb 09, 2014

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Remove the housing and pull the cord partly out. Then rewind the rest. Check to see if it retracts properly. Good Luck!

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