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Sounds like the spring in the recoil starter broke. they usually break on the very end where they bend around connect. I have bent a new 'catch' on the end and got it to work.

Posted on Jun 06, 2015

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open up were the line goes into the blower,u have to rewind it by hand

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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Either you have a broken rewind spring, or the starter mechanism is dirty to the point where the force of the recoil spring is not sufficient to pull the rope back in.
WEAR SAFETY GLASSES while disassembling your starter mechanism to see what the problem is. Upon reassembly, it is a good idea to lube the post in the starter housing (the one the pulley slides over) with some graphite or teflon lube.

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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The recoil starter spring may need to be replaced or the starter pulley has become fused to the plastic housing. If it is not under warranty; taking to a shop to get fixed may be more than what you want to spend. It may be time for a new one.
Good Day.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

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take off pull mechanism, take out rope and recoil spring, reinstall starter rope

Posted on Jun 28, 2010

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    Turn the Homelite chainsaw so that the bar and chain are laying flat and the starter cover is facing up. Loosen the four starter cover screws by unscrewing them counterclockwise with the screwdriver.

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    Take the starter cover off of the engine. Turn the starter cover over to work on the pull starter. Pull the rope out about 6 to 8 inches.

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    Inspect the spring inside the cassette to see if it is damaged or overstretched. Replace the recoil spring cassette if it is broken. Lubricate the post on the starter cover using about a dime-sized amount of engine grease.

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    Put the recoil spring cassette back into the pulley. Set the pulley onto the starter cover and tighten the screw down with the screwdriver. Wind the starter rope back around the pulley in a clockwise direction.

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    Leave about 6 to 8 inches of rope unwound. Form another loop at the end and insert the loop into the notch on the pulley. Rotate the loop back and forth until you notice the tension is set on the recoil spring.

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