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Offline ugabulldog

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starter cord wont recoil after starts
« on: June 13, 2013, 08:03:25 am »
It recoils until it starts, then it wont recoil until you shut it off....240e

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Re: starter cord wont recoil after starts
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 11:08:32 am »
There is drag inside the starter mechanism. Something about the crankshaft is dragging on the starter pulley and trying to unwind it. May just be dirt? May need oiling?
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Re: starter cord wont recoil after starts
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 08:52:12 am »
thanks 2x

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Re: starter cord wont recoil after starts
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2013, 07:18:32 am »
A lot of times the recoil drum has a screwed up bushing .They can get clogged up with fine sawdust too which doesn't help things .

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Re: starter cord wont recoil after starts
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2013, 08:33:40 am »
if the op's saw has the easy start or simpull or whatever poulan calls it, order the non easy start version. the inner pulley, spring and outer cog get crammed full of dirt and dust, the spring stretches and elongates and will usualy get caught on that black sleeve the flywheel bolt holds against the flywheel. that sleeve or 'collar' is there to support the pull start pulley so it won't flop around when starting the saw. get the regular pulley, keep it clean and they don't have problems. some of them i changed, the customers even said the saw felt easier to pull over than the easy version.
another thing to look at, but will usually cause other issues, is the engine bolts. if they're loose, the engine isn't centered in the pullstart. it doesn't take much, but usually you'll have an untunable air leak.
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Re: starter cord wont recoil after starts
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2013, 08:56:25 am »
Another thing you can actually over wind the danged spring which will bind it up .All it needs is about one turn past fully retracted .

 

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