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I'm looking to replace the starter spring for my Husqvarna 125B - 28cc hand held. I can't see how to have the spring tight and get the cover back on. I had to replace the starter cord and the starter spring became unwound. Thanks in advance

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Here is the gist of my particular method of how to rewind a recoil starter:

1) Remove the recoil assembly housing, don't remove the pulley or disassemble, but remove the old pull rope and the anchor
2) Prepare a replacement rope (based on length of old, melt end with match that goes in housing, etc). Don't put the handle on at this time.
3) The pulley should be "at rest" and not have any tension on it. Slowly rotate the pulley by hand until it become tight.
4) Unwind the pulley until the rope anchor lines up with the rope hole in the recoil housing
5) If able, use a zip tie at this point to secure the pulley from turning. Loop the zip tie through the housing, and anchor it to the pulley somehow. If not able, that is alright, you will just have to maintain tension with your hand
6) Carefully feed the rope through the rope hole, and through the anchor assembly. It makes it easier if the end of the replacement rope is heated with a match to make it smoother and stiffer. Heat the knot with a match as well, to help it hold tighter and longer.
7) Once you have the replacement rope anchored, slowly let the pulley unwind while feeding the rope into it.
8) When there is no more room on the pulley for additional rope, pull the rope back out about 6 inches from the rope hole, and cut so that you now have about 6" of rope hanging out of the recoil housing. Keep maintaining tension on the pulley the entire time.
9) Feed the free end of the rope through the pull handle, and tie the knot around the anchor for the handle
10) You should now be able to let the pulley **** back in the rest of the rope, but make sure that there isn't any rope sticking out of the groove for the pulley. If there is, pull the rope out a bit at a time, and trim it from the handle end. You want the pull handle to be pulled snugly against the rope hole by the tension of the pulley.
11) Reassemble the recoil housing back onto the blower engine, and you are done.

By doing it this way, you are guaranteed to have the longest rope available to pull with. This helps to prevent from pulling on the rope, reaching the end, and stressing the rope anchor and causing the rope to pull out / break prematurely. Manufacturer directions may specify an X amount of pre-loading on the spring, but I have never had a problem with my method. Just be sure to use the same size rope for replacement, don't go bigger or smaller.

Posted on Oct 03, 2010


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