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Not sure what model this is so a general guide will be, remove the screws securing the starter cover, this will give you access to the starter pulley, turn the pulley manually in the direction of of the engine rotation, can you feel the spring winding up and trying to turn back against you this will tell you if the spring has not broken, if not the spring has broken and will need to be replaced, remove the centre screw holding the pulley and remove it, pull the spring our with a suitable pair of pliers, be careful as it will be a long coiled spring, a new spring should come in a keeper to assist fitting, refit the pulley making sure it engages into the spring, hook the rope into the slot on the outside of the pulley, now turn the pulley several times to wind the spring, allow the rope to come out of the slot in the pulley and allow the pulley to turn and pull the rope in, re do this if the rope has not pulled fully into the case.
Posted on Mar 18, 2018
Easy suggestion would be to get new spring coil. Is it older saw? Have had to change mine on poulan saws before.
Posted on Jul 04, 2009
with the cover in your hand pull the cord out with a pair of needle nose pliers or a little screw driver and where the cord go through the case and before the wheel. pull 5 to 10 inches out and wrap the cord around the wheel turning the wheel but not winding the cord on., do 3 or 4 wraps then pull the handle to get all the cord out and let it retract. if not enough rewind just repeat with 2 wraps
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
If I understand what you are saying... The starter pulls smoothly with the starter cover removed or when installed and the plug removed (no compression or spark). If this is correct I think your saw's timing has slipped or maybe a defective decomp valve. Time to visit your neighborhood chainsaw seller/mechanic.HTH
Posted on Sep 17, 2009
SOURCE: starter rope will not retract
Either you have a broken rewind spring, or the starter mechanism is dirty to the point where the force of the recoil spring is not sufficient to pull the rope back in.
WEAR SAFETY GLASSES while disassembling your starter mechanism to see what the problem is. Upon reassembly, it is a good idea to lube the post in the starter housing (the one the pulley slides over) with some graphite or teflon lube.
Posted on Oct 25, 2009
You have to find a way to push the starter. It normally gets all stuck due to grease. One push with a screwdriver on the actual starter (The thing the rope turns) should wind the whole cord up. If not, clean it. Alot of oil/chunky-ness gets trapt when your using it.
Posted on Jul 10, 2010
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