McCulloch Gas String Trimmer

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Old 07-23-01, 01:26 PM
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While performing some other sevicing on the engine of this string trimmer, the coil spring for the starter rope take-up got away from me. Anyone have any tips for getting this mess back in place in a useable manner? -- I hate to throw the thing away, and the manufacturer is out-o-biz now.
 
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Old 07-23-01, 03:37 PM
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Hello and Welcome Riding Beggar to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Small Engine forum.

Instead of tossing your string trimmer do to a simple problem such as this, I suggest you take the starter housing and all the parts to your local lawn mower/small engine repair shop and have the coiled spring reinstalled.

The customary costs for this type of minor repair is small. Having it repaired saves the entire still serviceable machine.

Coiled springs can become dangerous to work with. Often times they are not do-it-yourself projects. Having it done professionally saves time and avoids the potential dangers of working with coiled springs that often require specialized tools for removing and replacing.

Regards and Good Luck,
Tom_Bartco
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