Recoil Spring Woes

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Old 08-17-03, 02:13 PM
Jcharleb
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Recoil Spring Woes

I have a Ryobi 1079r 2 cycle trimmer on which the starter handle broke. I thought I would go ahead and replace the rope as well. Of course when I removed the starter pulley the recoil spring jumped out and now I can't seem to get it back into place. Any Hints would be apreciated. I am wovdering if it takes some sort of specialized tool to rewind the spring and hold it together to insert into the starter assembly or if there is some technique I just don't know about

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Old 08-17-03, 08:23 PM
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Hello Jcharleb!

I guess it's too late now to tell you that you don't have to remove the pulley to replace the pull-rope, lol!

It can be very difficult to reinstall the spring. You basically have to wind it up tight in your hands, into a coil small enough to fit it back into the housing. Then slip it back in there. Be careful, it can hurt or cut you...wear safety goggles! Hope that helps!
 
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Old 08-18-03, 03:58 AM
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On this Ryobi the starter rope knots on the underside (Spring Side) of the pulley. I can't see how would be possible to get that stop knot in place without removing the pulley and separating it from the recoil spring. I did see on another website a $25.00 tool made to rewind and hold a recoil spring.

I tried for 3 hours yesterday to get that spring back into place yesterday with no success. Guess I'll bring it to a pro today.
 
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Old 08-18-03, 04:45 AM
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If the spring doesn't have a metal retaining cover to hold it in place it can be tough to get in. For tough springs without a retainer I like to wind it in hand small enough to fit and use a couple of nylon locking ties. Once in the ties can be cut and removed. I did a Ryobi last week and that model did require the pulley to be removed to get to the knot.....Mike
 
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Old 08-18-03, 09:38 PM
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Oops!

I guess I haven't run into that one yet. Sorry for the confusion.

Most do not require removal of the spool, and a lot of people take them out anyway.
 
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