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Offline Garfield43

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Re: CS 4400 Very hard to pull. SOLVED (I think.)
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2017, 12:09:44 am »
Sorry it took so long for me to get back to this.

I went to my Echo dealer and paid $3 for 1 yard of the Stens rope like I linked to earlier.  I took off the Koch Industries rope and put on the Stens, then put the saw back together.   Then I tried to start it.  It retracted more often but was still hard to pull.  Then I pulled the plug and turned the saw over.  I would guess an ounce or 2 of gas and oil poured out.  I left the plug out for 10 min then put it back in.  I turned the choke off set the throttle open and pulled.  It pulled easier and revved up, ran a little and died.  Set it for half choke and pulled again and it started and ran.

All the gas in the chamber was making it hard to crank. 

I put all of this up in case some other newbie like myself searches for this later.  I am disappointed that after installing a new recoil spring and rope the stater still fails to retract occasionally.  The saw is at least 10 years old but has been used very little.  I guess as it has aged some part of the plastic has warped slightly.  Oh well it is much better than it was.

Thanks again for all your help!
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