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Pull cord won't retract when housing asseembly is put back together. Works just find when not assembled. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Housing is pressing on recoil sprocket,,,,shim with washers to get clearence. Also check to see if recoil sprocket is seated all the way down aginst the stop on the crankshaft.

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