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Is the stop cable pulling back far enough to release the flywheel brake? You may have a cable strechted that needs to be replaced. If you can not find your model on line, get it to me and I will try to help..

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I am trying to sew a rope braid as a quilt binding... the zipper foot is too far from the rope... can I move the needle??

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I have a Briggs & Stratton 5500 watts generator that I hardly pull the rope for start, begins stuck then its loosen again and again gets too hard to pull, any suggestions please help

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Recoil pulley assembly keeps binding. Rope stays in pulley, but won't retract. Must remove motor housing , loosen 3 pulley hold down guides, & uncock the pulley. spring tension on recoil is fine....

Have you ever replaced the recoil rope, if you had is it a larger rope then the one that came with it? If so, that could be the cause of the binding. I had that difficulty once.

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Starter rope will not pull out all the way. What could the problem be?

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Hi, if you remove the recoil housing you have a good chance of freeing the rope if it's bound. Try pulling the rope to see where it's tangled and use a screw driver to pry it loose. Good luck.

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Chain saw won't start - pull starter pulley hard to pull?

If it worked fine the last time you used it, then pull the spark plug and try pulling the rope. See if it's easier or if gas shoots out of the plug hole. I've seen this happen when the diaphram in the carb goes bad from sitting over winter. It loads up the cylider with fuel and makes it very difficult to pull the rope. If there is no fuel in the cyliner and it's still hard to pull, make sure there is nothing binding the clutch/sprocket. I've had chucks of wook lodged in there that caused it to bind the crank output, which resulted in a hard pull on the rope as well.

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Rewind don't work

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