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SOURCE: Toro Mower Recoil Assembly

try turning it clockwise. if it doesnt work it means the inner coil may be broken. its pretty difficult to fix those but if you would to try let me know and i'll talk you through it

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: recoil spring on homelite chain saw doesn't retract pull rope

Easy suggestion would be to get new spring coil. Is it older saw? Have had to change mine on poulan saws before.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: WeedEater Edger PE550 Starter Rope will not recoil

Order a new recoil spring from your suppier. It comes wound up. Remove the old part first usually four screws on the outside. Make sure the rope is fully wound then insert the new spring and reassamble. If it becomes unwound by mistake its a labourious job to rewind but can be done.

Posted on Aug 30, 2009

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SOURCE: I just replaced the recoil \\starter rope on my blower

Are you sure you have the right length rope??? If you are sure the rope length is correct you may have wound the recoil spring too tight causing it to run out of travel. You want the recoil spring just tight enough to pull the rope all the way in.

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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SOURCE: replace recoil starter for Homelite trimmer Model UT21546

My UT21546 has 2 springs, the regular recoil one and a what I'll call a anti kickback one. the top of the anti kickback spring kept coming unsecured and finally I just deleated it alltogther and screwed the 2 plates tightly togehter and the near new unit works better than new now.

Posted on May 26, 2010

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the rope probably has broken at some point and they did not relode spring enough take the take the spring housing off remove the rope relode spring stick a screwdriver in it to keep it there put rope back on pull screwdriver out put it back on

Apr 26, 2015 | Honda FG110

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Starter rope replacement

recoil spring has slipped out of the hole.pull your starter rope out of the wind up mechanism, insert the spring latch on both ends and put back into housing. with a piece of 3/4 square stock or something the will fit mthe hole start to wind the mechanism spring up tight. with apair vishgrips lock it down so it does not move. insert your starter rope anr release the visegrips. the springwii recoil and pull the rope in.cut off excess rope. good luck

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Pull cord will not rewind

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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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    Twist a loop into the end of the rope. Insert the intersection of the two ropes into the notch on the upper flange of the pulley. Rotate the loop back and forth until you notice the recoil spring has disengaged. Unwind the rope from the pulley. Cut off any old rope if you need to replace it with a new rope.

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    Unscrew the screw holding the pulley to the starter cover using the screwdriver. Take the pulley off the starter cover. Turn the pulley over and remove the recoil spring cassette from inside the pulley.

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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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    Remove the loop and place the starter cover back over the engine. Pull the rope out 6 inches and tighten the starter cover's screws using the screwdriver. Release the rope and it should automatically retract

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    Sep 09, 2011 | Homelite Garden

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    Replaced pull cord on craftsman push mower but wont retract back like its's been pulled all the way out it's all slack. What do i need to do to get it to spring back? It's 5.5hp self propelled mower about...

    if you get this the first time get a lottery ticket fast.
    take the recoil off and apart, check to see if the spring end is broken off. (sometimes you can bend a new hook into it but it will usually break because its hardened).
    buy the way, Usually you can wind a rope around what the recoil connects to, to start the engine at this point.
    take the handle off the end of the rope and wind it around the drum/spool leaving a few inches hanging out.
    hook both ends of the spring to their stops and wind the spring tighter about four turns, then thread the end of the rope through the hole and pull on the rope and test the recoil. Don't lt it go.
    pull the rope out and put a "marline hitch" in it or use a visegrip pliers to hold the rope out and tie the handle back on.
    replace recoil.
    if the rope looks fuzzy most all hardware stores have it.
    good luck

    Apr 29, 2011 | Garden

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    How do I replace the pull rope on my bl100 trimmer? I know how to install it just not how to get it to rewind.

    You are going to need to "preload" the spring in your recoil/starter unit BEFORE you install the pull rope. Turn in in the direction where you feel it becoming tighter. Turn it about 5-7 revolutions. Don't get carried away and make it REAL tight as you will break the spring steel recoil spring. After you have it set, jam it or hold it with vise grips or a screwdriver or with your hands and have someone install the pull rope. Make sure the handle is installed on the end of the pull rope before you begin because when you let the recoil pull your new rope in the handle will stop it. There should be a little bit of tension left on the pull rope once it is drawn in all the way.

    Oct 31, 2010 | Garden

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    Pull string won;t recoil

    The recoil spring has broken. These are available at any lawn mower parts supply store. The process of changing the spring is tedious but can be done by anyone with average mechanical ability. If you removed the recoil assy (and air shroud if it is riveted on) and took the assembly to a Lawn Mower Repair shop usually they will change out the spring while you wait. If you can't get the recoil assy off take the mower with you to the repair shop. Again most shops will fix it while you if wait but if they are very busy usually they are serviced within 24 hours.

    If you do attempt this yourself check in the tips section of FixYa on how to change the recoil stater rope after replacement of the spring.

    I highly recommend you replace the pull rope at the time of the recoil spring replacement.

    One final note... there is a possibility that the pull rope spool has been damaged where the spring attaches.

    Thanks for using FixYa,


    Apr 28, 2010 | Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower

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    I just replaced the recoil \\starter rope on my blower

    Are you sure you have the right length rope??? If you are sure the rope length is correct you may have wound the recoil spring too tight causing it to run out of travel. You want the recoil spring just tight enough to pull the rope all the way in.

    Feb 26, 2010 | Oregon Scientific Complete Carburetor for...

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    How do you replace the starter cord for lawn mower?

    Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly

    You will have to remove the recoil assy if it can be removed without the air shroud or the entire upper engine cover / air shroud with the recoil. This procedure should be performed by 2 people that at NOT distracted.

    First you will have to have a replacement rope. Burn the end of the new rope your going to install into the spool and pinch it so that the end is smaller than the rope and pointed. Install the pull handle on the new rope and make sure there is a good single knot on the end of the rope that goes into the pull handle.

    Next you will have to remove all pieces of the old starter rope.
    Then you have to pre-wind the spring of the recoil so that if you were to allow it to turn it would turn in a direction that would pull the starter rope onto the recoil spool
    NOTE: Once the pre-wind is done if anyone lets go of the spool it can DAMAGE the recoil spring When your prewinding... Turn the spool until snugs and does not want to move anymore. Then back off the spool until the rope KNOT hole is aligned with the recoil rope guide.
    Thread the new rope through recoil rope guide and into the KNOT hole in the spool. (Ice pick scribe jewlers screwdriver... will be required to pull the new rope up and out through the knot hole. TIE a KNOT in the bitter end of the rope and pull the knot into the knot hole.
    FINALLY have 2nd person release the spool and it will rewind onto the spool.
    Install the recoil / air shroud.

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    Jan 20, 2010 | Poulan "Poulan" Push Mower

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    How to put together a toro recoil

    first you put the rope into place then place the spring in the center lock ,if its out then you tighten up the spring by turning it in the direction that will pull rope back in once at the end of recoil send rope into pull hole, hold it tight and let it coil up slowly,reattach to machine and your done.

    Jan 14, 2010 | 2005 Suzuki RM-Z 450

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