My rope wont recoil on my Bolen BL 160 I have taken out the screws on the housing but I don’t know how to take of the metel part out side of the housing on top of the recoil.
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The round rotating part with the nose is the clutch drum, it has a small torx screw down inside the center retaining it to the crankshaft, remove this screw, block the cylinder and remove the clutch plates. remove the engine from the housing and turn it around to access the spool and a metal plate that has a few screws holding it in. there is a push nut that looks like a serrated ring holding the spool on the housing, sometimes it can be carefully removed but usually it fails and has to be replaced, it presses back into place upon reassembly. Do not remove this ring if you are not replacing the spring or pulley!!! Simply install your new rope and using the spokes on the pulley gather some slack in the rope and wind up the pulley about 5 turns in the direction it rotates as if you were pulling the rope, while holding the tension on the pulley, extend the rope fully and carefully release the pulley while holding the tension with the rope by its handle it should retract normally
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Sometimes, when your starter rope will not retract into your leaf blower, it can be because it is jammed between the pulley and the housing, or it is wrapped around the hub. In this case, you will often be able to fix the symptom by simply opening the machine and untangling or removing the rope from where it is stuck.
To make pulling the cord easier, shift the lawnmower height up to start the machine, then lower it back down to your desired grass height to begin cutting.
The operator pulls the rope`s handle or grip. This causes the rope to unwind around the crankshaft and spin it. The spinning motion of the crankshaft cranks the engine. The crankshaft`s motion engages the flywheel, enabling the engine to start.
The problem may be in the recoil starter itself. A tangled coil of rope or a broken spring may be the problem. In many cases the recoil starter is easily replaced as a single assembly. DO NOT attempt do take the starter apart.
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The pull cord mechanism on a lawn mower isn`t complicated, and the reason your cord isn`t catching is that one of the components of the flywheel starter assembly has failed under the stress of regular use. Typically it`s either worn or broken pawls, or a damaged pulley system.
recoil start (plural recoil starts) A method of starting an internal combustion engine by pulling a rope so that it uncoils around the end of the crankshaft, spinning it to crank the engine.
Whether the snag in your fabric is small or large, the technique to fix it is the same. First, thread your hand sewing needle. There`s no need to knot the end. Next, insert your threaded needle inside the loop of the snag and pull through until the end of the thread is close to the loop.
Unwind the broken string and twist it back through the ball end. Pull the end of the string out a little bit, then stick it through the ball end. Twist the string around itself just a few times to secure it. The ball end portion of the string and the broken end of the string should now be attached together.
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I’m sorry to tell you this, you have to take take the hole recoil apart.either the spring is broken or the dog that holes the spring is not engaged.to fix it you have to take it apart.restring the rope,make sure the dog is catching the spring,rotate the recoil rotor to tension the spring,retie the handle and reinstall the recoil as an assembly.hope this helps,let me know if you have any questions………..
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I have a bolens 38 inch riding mower. The cable that engages and disengages the blades seems to be stretched. The blades spin all the time. What needs to be done.
I have that problem also.. yet my cable is stretched and came undone, so Im looking for one to replace that old one…. the reason the blades still spin is because of the stretched cable, replace it and the blades will do correctly..mine has actually unwravled, about to break so it easliy slipped out if the hole it sticks in.on the lever bottom not the deck, thats usally where the wearing begins..because of working the pto lever so much..I actually, until I can buy noher, tooka light cage wire and wrapped around the area broken, unwravled. and retied the other end around the area where the lever hole is.. it actually tightend it up , now my blade runs correct..long story ha..but u need a cable…thats it. cost 10 bucks..aprox..
Blade will not engage – Bolens 13.5 HP Manual 38-in Riding Lawn Mower with Briggs & Stratton E
There must be:
Someone in the seat
Not in park/idle.
A working blade start switch
A non defective PTO clutch.
Undamaged blade and greased blade bearings.
I have a Bolens Model 544 21″ Multching Mower (Briggs and Stratton engine). Stalls after about a minute or two of running. Changed out the spark plug, air filter, gas and oil for all new equivalents. Still having stalling issues. What have I missed?
Sounds like you have dirt/debris in your caburetor jets,fuel passages or a diaphgram that is becoming non-flexible. NOTE: Before you dissemble the carburetor:
Make sure you mark each piece with a awl, or some kind of instrument that will make an alignment scratch before you dissemble the carburetor into separate pieces.That way you will know which way it goes back together when you reassemble it.
Be sure to check your fuel tank for water and dirt/debris, if there is water/debris then you need to clean your tank.Also check you fuel line condition after a while they will degrade and need replacment.Check/Clean/Replace your fuel filter if you have one.Also make sure you are using fresh fuel
If the mower is over a couple of years old, then I recommend that you buy and install a new carburetor repair kit,because the diaphragm will get hard and that will cause it to be hard to crank and run for short periods of time.
I recommend that you use a laquer thinner type cleaner to clean and dissolve the laquer build-up in the float and needle jet passages.Be sure to remove all plastic and rubber parts before using the laquer thinner because it can dissolve the plastic parts and render them unuseable.Be sure to use compressed air to blow out all the fuel and air passages.Be careful when blowing out the passages, because there are sometimes small rubber type seats in the bottom of some of the passages.Sometimes you can get by with priming the carburetor or using starting fluid and letting it run a few times like that and it will flush the gunk out of the jets,but most of the time you will need to rebuild the carburetor.Keep in mind that the float (if you have one) for the carburetor must be level when you go to reassemble the carburetor or follow the instructions you get with the carburetor kit.When you clean your carburetor and remove the jet screws, you will first need to lightly seat the jet screws.But before you lightly seat the jet screws count the number of turns it takes to seat the jet screws from their original position.Be sure to mark the turns down on a piece of paper.That way when you put the jets back in, you know to lightly seat them first and then turn them back out to their original position before you started.Once you have your carburetor rebuilt that should solve your problem.
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I start twice (when I pull starter rope) then the rope won’t go back
can I know what happen
Your starter/recoil unit has malfunctioned. Disassembly/inspection down to the point where you can get the recoil off will be required. Remove the engine cover screws. The recoil unit may be part of the cover or may be under it. You will easily be able to access it. Replacement parts for your mower are readily available.