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The starter cord fails to retract when assembled, but works fine when not assembled

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The starter/recoil pulley units on these machines is on the crankshaft so something evidently is binding the crank or flywheel upon reassembly. This is not an uncommon event. Since it all goes together in a plastic housing and plastic can bend and flex to an extent..I would take a real good look at where the housing mates together upon reassembly. Some of these units have little rubber bumpers that help snug up the case when it is reassembled. Make sure you have these little round bumpers in the correct places or misassembly will occur.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

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    Roy Cagle Aug 23, 2010

    Also make sure the impeller of the unit is free and clear and able to move freely when it is in the housing. This could easily be where the problem is.

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