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Install recoil spring on RYOBI08420

Spring came apart when I went to install new rope

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Requires the removal of the engine/starter cover so you can rewind the spring as you will need to get it back in place.

Once you make sure the spring isn't broken or badly bent and installed correctly, you will wind it up until it stops and back off one turn and install your pull rope.

If the spring is damaged then it is best to replace it as it will give problems.

Posted on Dec 10, 2014

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