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How to wind starter rope recoil spring on echo srm-200 grass trim

Its all apart and m having problems winding spring. Can't get it back into housing. Is there a tool which will help , like a shaft with a notch on which the spring is compressed then slid into the housing?? Im going to try something like that while i await the answer. DW sends

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I would take it to the dealer. I know that might be money you don't want to spend but better than having a broken saw. You could try their FAQ section, it's pretty thorough: http://www.echo-usa.com/faqs/

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