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Pull cord not working on a petrol strimmer (Flymo xlt 250 lite) will not retract to start motor, just pulls out once and is hanging loose, full length of cord.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
the end of the spring may be broking you can fix it by taking it out and heat it with a small fire until it is red hot and bend it
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
remove the cover and the screw holding the recoil down, turning the pulley ccw should release the spring then wind rope around pulley and (hopefully yours has the slot in it) wind in the direction of the pulley teeth then, holding rope in slot put back on spring and wind cw till almost tight, and install screw. Usually you can do this without taking rope handle off. sometimes you have to remove handle. look at spring end in the middle and make sure its not broke as long as you have it apart. Its a easy fix.
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Posted on Jul 25, 2009
SOURCE: cord won't retract
The spring is either broken or the catch on the end of it isn't seated, this is a coil spring inside the hub, probaly has to be rewound to gain the tension back
Posted on Aug 22, 2009
Testimonial: "thanks for the feedback. i was thought it was the spring. just can't figure out how to keep the spring in place while putting everything back together"
Hi Baz, i will tell you a generic way of doing this as i don't know the model of your strimmer.
on the pull cord housing you will have 3 or 4 screws to secure the housing to the motor body, undo these. the housing will lift away from the main motor body, underneath this cover you will see a spring canister, there may be a screw or clip keeping this in place or some are just secured with the outcover. remove this canister you should see a coil spring in the middle and a groove around the outside where the cord goes. you should see a knot inside the cord grove where the cord is threaded through to secure, remove thisand remove old cord. Now the trickky bit! some times it helps to have a helping had, you will need to turn the coil spring so it tights up to its full tightness, then thread the new cord into the secureing hole where the old cord was located, then when you release the spring this will coil the cord round the cord groove. replace the pull handle on the end of the cord so there is no slack and replace on to motor in reverse order. Hope this helps.
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
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