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Briggs and Stratton Recoil and Gas tank Trouble

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08-05-13, 04:24 PM   #1  
Briggs and Stratton Recoil and Gas tank Trouble

Hi all,

I have a chipper/shredder with a B&S 8 HP motor model 192402-1015-E1 . It hasnt been working in a few years due to rodent damage on the wiring. This has all been repaired and carb has been cleaned and rebuilt.

Im having trouble with the recoil starter. The recoil starter will rewind the rope when it is off the engine, but when it is attached, it will not. I dont see how it could as the pulley directly slides onto the shaft when it is installed, and has no visible means of disconnecting to rewind the rope.

I cant seem to be able to find any schematics that show anything Im missing.

Any ideas??

Also, the gas tank has been damaged to the point of no repair. A new one is $80 plus, thats too much. Anybody come up with any good ideas of making one out of a small gas can? I have been looking for a way to put a leak-proof fuel valve into one.

Im looking forward to hearing any ideas,

Thank You,


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08-05-13, 05:00 PM   #2  
Try e-bay,,sometimes they have some of these on there and they are in good shape and low dollar. I have 2 but I'm not allowed to sell on here

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08-05-13, 05:23 PM   #3  
Some of those have an internal ratcheting device. Probably what is happening is the coil return on the pulley will rewind the pulley when it's off the engine, but when the starter pulley is slid onto the ratchet, it can't turn the recoil against the doggy ratchet.

If you take the ratchet off the engine, you may be able to soak it in cleaner and loosen it up. Don't put any lube in it unless you have some graphite.

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