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Pioneer chain saw mo# p411 starter pull rope does not retract spring came off post and was repositioned how do I ''pretension''

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The spool on my Pioneer FarmSaw says 2½ turns clockwise. Remove pull handle, place cord in notch, now it be pretensioned. Feed cord back through cover and reistall handle. Lou

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    now it can be pretensioned.

    If you get lucky you may be able to pull the cord until the spool rotates enough to pretension, then raise the spool enough to rewind the excess cord onto the spool. There are a lot pieces to complicate this.

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