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1 year old starting spitting out possible cord pieces and hitting me in shin area. at first I thought it was little rocks or pebbles,,but not

The cord is not properly wound on the center spool, or there is dirt, grass, plant parts, etc. in the spool release mechanism.
First step clean and check the spool and release.

Jul 27, 2015 | Black and Decker USA Black & Decker 12"...

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How to replace the cranking pull cord?

Ok, the spring will more than likely unravel when you remove the pull cord cover/assembly. There is notch in the spool for winding the rope around it. So make sure the spring is wound enough to fit it in the housing. Then take the rope, already knotted and in the spool. Turn the spool in the direction that tightens the spring.Push down on spool and allow spring to retract the rope. (Don't forget to tie the knot in the rope handle before placing on mower). Then lightly clamp in vise or visegrip, or channel lock pliers. I like to use visegrips on one side, and channel locks on the other. Place over the square flywheel nut,release channelock pliers, hold with fingers tightly so the spring does not unravel. Then release visegrips and hold with other free hand, Place over flywheel nut and slide down. Re-attach with screw previously removed. Your done. Don't forget to tie the knot in the rope handle before placing on mower.

Mar 28, 2014 | Mtd 22" Yard Machine Push Mower

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Try tilting the vacuum to about a 45 degree angle. Gently tug and release the cord a few times. This usually will release the cord. If not, the cord winder may have broken, or the spring came loose, and it needs replaced/repaired. Take it to the nearest Aerus Electrolux store for help/repair.

Jan 19, 2011 | Electrolux UltraLux 2000 Bagged Canister...

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Went to start it, and snapped the pull start cord. Trying to pull it apart to replace it but cant get the front gaurd off from the motor to get to the cord.

Usually, the whole starter mechanism can be removed from the left case by taking off several screws. The spool will be revealed when looking at the rear of the mechanism. Remove the rest of the starter cord from the spool and handle, then turn the spool CW about 2-turns, and wedge it so that the spool doesn't unwind again. Fit a new cord end of the same dimension and about 3-1/4 ft (1-meter) in length into the spool slot/hole, melt the end, and tie an overhand knot in the end. Wind the cord CW until you have about 8" left--poke the cord out of the cord port, push the end through the handle, melt the end, and tie an overhand knot. Stuff the knot into the handle bore, release the spool wedge, and pull the cord through several times to make sure that it works without binding in the spool and retracts fully. Reinstall the starter and test on the engine. Hope this helps!

Nov 10, 2010 | Garden

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Hey there i have a paulan 446t pro extende chainsaw with a broke pull rope, i tore it apart to the point where i cant slide the outer cover off because of what i think is the clutch. which is just on the...

You should not have to remove the entire case to work on the starter mechanism. The starter assembly should come off by removing 3 or 4 screws from the left case. The cord is wound on a spool which has a coil spring inside which must be rewound CCW about 2 turns, then wedged to prevent the spool from unwinding again. Pick the remnant cord from the spool, then thread a new cord (about 3 ft.) into the hole/slot where the old cord was attached. Melt the cord end somewhat, then tie an overhand knot in the end. Wind the cord around the spool CCW until most of the cord is used, then thread the end through the exit port and pull about 8 inches outside. Clamp the cord with locking pliers or tie an overhand knot to prevent the cord from being drawn back inside. Thread the cord through the handle, melt that end, and tie an overhand knot. Pull the knot into the handle, and untie the knot used to hold the cord out. Release the wedge on the spool, and try to pull the cord as if starting--it should pull out without binding and return fully. Hope this helps!

Oct 20, 2010 | Garden

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The pull rope will not rewind. How do I reset it?

The cord should be removed from the spool entirely, then wind the spool spring CCW for a number of turns making sure the spool can be turned for about 6 turns more (during start). Wedge the spool so that it can't unwind the spring again. If the old cord was about worn out, replace it with fresh. Melt the cord end somewhat so that the knot won't pull out, then tie an overhand knot in the cord end. Feed it into the inner retainer on the spool, then thread the cord around the spool 5 or 6 times in a CCW direction. Once wound, feed the loose end out of the cord port, slide the pull handle on, melt the cord end, and tie an overhand knot on it. Stuff the knot into the handle and release the wedge from the spool so that spring tension pulls the cord tight. Pull the cord out several times to make sure nothing interferes with cord and mechanism, then install on the saw and check the start operation. The spring should never bind-up when the cord is fully extended. Hope this helps!

Jul 25, 2010 | McCulloch Garden

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Starter rewinder repair How do I rewind the starter rewinder?

If both ends of the spring are still attached, then turn the spool CCW (remove the cord first) until it is fairly wound, but still be able to turn 5 or 6 turns more to allow for the movement required when starting. The spring must not bind-up during starting. Wedge the spool so that it can't unwind again, and fix the cord to the spool inner attachment (melt the cord end before tying the overhand knot). Thread the cord CCW until the spool is nearly full, then feed it out of the cord port and slide the handle on. Melt the end and tie an overhand knot to retain the pull handle. Release the spool wedge and try the cord action--it should come out about 3' or so without binding and return smoothly. Remount the entire assembly and make sure the engine is being properly turned. Hope this helps!

Jul 12, 2010 | Poulan Pro Chain Saw 46cc 20"

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I am trying to replace the cord on my mower, but the cord wont spring back in when I attempt to start it. Please help

the spring below the cord 'spool' must be wound tight before new cord is attached.disconnect cord,wind spool in the direction cord would pull it when starting until it stops & hold it there[spring is wound] release it enough to align & attach cord.release spool & allow it to wind cord onto spool.replace cover.

Oct 11, 2009 | Garden

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The cord on my electrolux Epic 6500 has been pulled too far out and will not rewind. How can I access the cord reel to rewind?

There are two keys holding the body together, underneath the bumpers on the side of the vac. With the bag door open these keys when gripped with pliers will slide forward to release the body panels.

Before opening the vac, gently push the cord back inside the housing.
2 possibilities:
If the spool rotates and allows the cord to push in , the body must be disassembled, and the cord winder removed and the spring reloaded. This is tricky work. you will need to wind the entire cord onto the spool, then load 3.5 rotations onto the coil spring for tensioning, then reassemble. It's a bit like working on a land mine of you're new at it. Wear safety glasses.

BUT if the spool is locked from the outside and the cord wont push in or pull out, a fine , long blade screwdriver can be inserted diagonal to the body through the cord slot and with luck you can lift a cog of the spool releasing tension and the rewind will work. try that first , but be gentle . You must release the cord spool allowing a a dog ear catch cog to release inside by gently lifting upwards.
Post back to say how you made out,
Or look for an AERUS Electrolux service shop.

Sep 27, 2009 | Electrolux Epic 6500 Vacuum

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