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The pull cord has come off the spindle, how do I get it back on properly or install a new one and reset the spring tension

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Remove the starter cover, rewind or wind a new cord onto the spool. Turn the spool about 2 turns against the spring, thread the pull cord through the starter cover and reinstall the pull handle.
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