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The recoil rope works when it off the engine, however, when it is attached to the engine, it does not recoil like it should.

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Sounds like you have a weak spring that needs tightening up on the recoil or the things that spin are catching on something. I feel its the spring that needs rewinding to make it stronger to work. To do this you need to take the recoil off the engine.

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