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Old 03-16-03, 10:28 AM
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mower repair

can anyone assist me with directions on how to reset the recoil for my craftsman mower. the recoil wiil no,longer retract for starting of the mower.
 
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Old 03-16-03, 06:32 PM
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Recoil Repair

We would need more specific information....Make
of engine (Briggs, Tecumseh). The model & spec/type
will ID the type of rewind you have. Sometimes, it's
cheaper to REPLACE the starter vs. pay for repairs.

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Old 03-16-03, 09:59 PM
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If it slipped, it is most likely broken or rusted off at the anchor tab. A new spring is most likely needed. These springs can hurt you, and I would reccomend removing the starter and take it to the shop to have a spring installed. Some of these are quite hard to get the rope spool out of them and require replacement of the starter itself. If you do attempt to remove the spring and install a new one, be very careful, wear a face shield too.
 
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Old 03-17-03, 03:14 AM
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Recoil Repair/Replacement

The rewind spring is part of the pulley as an assembly,
and often cannot be bought otherwise. Therefore, often
the replacment of the starter makes more sense than
trying to replace the pulley & spring....especially so,
when that "dreaded rollpin" is involved. Also, again
I say, we need to know the type starter/engine you
have so we know what to truly recommend.

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Old 03-17-03, 06:33 AM
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I agree with these guys. That spring will beat you to death if you're not careful. Tons of tension on it.

Get a new OEM recoil starter from Tecumseh (probably 30 bucks at best) and just bolt it on. Done.
 
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Old 03-17-03, 06:54 PM
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Yes, if it is a tecumseh, and if it has the rollpin, a new starter is the best option. If it is a briggs, the spring can be purchased seperately and installed with ease as long as you can control the spring under tension.
 
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