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The pull cord is all the way out and won't retract. How do I get into the case to retract the cord or replace a broken starter spring.

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  • Brian Stanfield May 30, 2011

    Never mind. I opened the case and found the problem. It took me a while to fix because the recoil spring unwound and it took me a while to rewind it. It had gotten rusty and stuck together. A little WD-40 fixed it and now it works great.

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SOURCE: THE STARTER REWIND SPRING IS BROKEN

you can not fix recoil spring all you can do is replace it.never said what the recoil is on so cann't help till you tell what it is on........

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Pull cord on chain saw will not retract.

make sure the spring is going the right direction when pulld,put spring back in recoil housing carefully if you do it to quick it could spring back on you..... yes it hurts. after you have the spring back in the recoil housing take the rope off rope rotor.that's the piece that holds the rope.always replace to rope even if it looks good...feed new rope on rope rotor, first heat he ends of the rope so it will go in the holes easier.tie a hove hand knot in on end of rope.....put rope in rotor and pull knot thight,feed rope onto rotor until you have no more room for rope.... there should be a notch in rotor for rope to lay in....install rotor and screw tha hold rotor in place....have recoil handle handy....holding on to the rope spin the rotor two rotations....install handle......please be careful

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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Posted on May 05, 2009

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SOURCE: Reattaching the recoil spring to the rope pulley

i have the same probelm

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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SOURCE: Starter recoil spring reload, How?

If the spring is unwound.
Recoil Spring Rewind
I invert and secure the starter housing and rewind the spring large coil to small (need eye protection and both hands). I am right handed so I tension the spring enough to insert it inside the previous coil while holding what has already been installed with my left about 180° from my right hand. The tension will hold the spring in the housing once completely rewound. Then bend slightly the inner most part to engage the starter spool. It will require about 2 turns of pretension for it to retract properly.

If the starter cord needs a pretension, this works quite well.
R² Starter Rope by SmallEng.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRyy3MlsjVo

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Lou

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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