How do you fix a pull start
-Take the handle off the rope. You want to only have one knot in one end of the rope. (Of course, if the rope's already broken, you can skip this step ....)
-Get the reel and lay it facedown.
-Get the coil, and begin carefully winding it up so that it fits inside the grooved edge on the reel. BE PATIENT - this will take time.
-On the inside of the coil, there should be a little hook on the end of the coil. That hook matches one inside the pullstart cover when you put the two pieces together. The trick is to get the hook on the reel to catch the hook on the pullstart cover. CAREFULLY put the reel and coil inside the cover, and ***** the bolt in for a moment to hold it in place.
-Turn the pullstart reel clockwise until you feel the hooks catch each other. Feel some resistance? Good, that's what you want.
-Take the bolt back out, and reassemble the starter pawl assembly inside the pullstart, then put the bolt back in and tighten it.
You should now have a complete assembly, minus the pull rope. -Now, looking down into the pullstart, notice there is a hole in the reel off to one side. This is where your rope threads through. Grab the reel, and crank it around about .... four or five times, and try to get the hole in the reel lined up as close as possible with the outer hole in the pullstart cover.
-Take your rope (you DID take the handle off first, right? Oh yeah, it broke off ...), and thread it through the reel, then through the outer hole in the cover. This will be a little tricky, as you need to be holding the reel so it doesn't unwind ...
-SLOWLY let the reel start to retract, but don't let it go all the way. Does it look like it's drawing the rope all the way back in? If so, great! If not, pull the rope back out, crank the reel around another turn, and try again.
-Once you have the reel set to where it will retract the rope all the way, thread on your handle and tie it off. You're done!
Apr 16, 2016 |