lawnmower starter cord and recoil


Old 04-27-03, 07:20 PM
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Angry lawnmower starter cord and recoil

I was replacing the starter cord in my lawnboy 2 stroke that is about 10 years old. I got the cord replaced but the recoil doesn't recoil. When you pull it out, it doesn't go back in. Any idea what I put back together wrong?
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Old 04-29-03, 09:17 AM
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It may pay to buy a new/reconditioned recoil from the local small engine guy and put it on.

These can be a bit daunting to work with.
Old 04-29-03, 06:03 PM
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Hello nate2001, either the rewind spring is broken or otherwise unfunctional or you didn't wind the spring before you put the rope in.....Mike
Old 05-06-03, 01:29 PM
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I have a lawn boy of about the same vintage -- model id not to hand. I need to replace the pull cord and recoil, but I can't seem to find any way to remove the spool the cord goes round, without removing the main engine shaft. Do you have a tip for accessing the spool?

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Old 05-06-03, 10:45 PM
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If this is the old lawn boy with the green top, the spool should be held in by a bolt in the engine block, just behind the spool. Just loosen the bolt and pull the assembly off.

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