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Pull Cord has stripped and won’t recoil. Can this be repaired?
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Stripped? Maybe the recoil Spring just broke. Easy repair, sometimes you can just re-bend the ‘Stop’ on the old Spring

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One way the starter cord can get stuck is due to hydraulic lock, which is caused by oil getting trapped in the combustion chamber. You`ll need to release the compression and the oil, so remove the spark plug and then give the cord a tug.
Generator backfeeding can result in death or injury to yourself or a utility worker, not to mention the destruction of your home. Backfeeding is the tying of a portable generator directly to your home`s electrical panel instead of using a transfer switch. It is dangerous. It is often illegal.
Most, if not all generators will feature winding coils, which can result in these coils wearing down with age. Hence the completion of generator rewinding is to implement new winding coils that will reinforce your generator as found prior.
Generator Backfeeding

With a Generator Backfeed Cord, sometimes called a suicide cord, electrical power enters the main panel through the outlet`s branch circuit breaker. The panel distributes the power to the rest of the house through the other branch circuit breakers.

Replacing a ripcord on your lawn mower is a quick and relatively straightforward job most homeowners can tackle. It takes less than an hour and you probably won`t spend more than $20 on parts if you have the basic tools you need to do the job.
Why Is Your Lawn Mower Pull Cord Hard To Pull? Your lawn mower pull cord hard to pull is because of the way you pull the cord, the area where your mower is located when you are trying to start it, because it has a blade obstruction, or because of a starter mechanism-related issue.
Most engines use a re-coil starter (sometimes called rewind starter). The pull-cord is attached to a pulley and spring in a case on top of the flywheel housing.
Battery failures are a leading cause of generator failures. A bad battery won`t supply the current the generator needs to start. Over time, lead sulfate crystals accumulate on the plates within the battery.
If power is restored while your generator is backfeeding, it may severely damage the generator. Avoid backfeeding by always keeping generator power and Energex or Ergon Energy electrical system isolated from each other.
If the pull rope doesn`t retract, it`s likely that the spring inside the recoil starter is broken. The recoil starter can also fail to engage the engine when the rope is pulled. Replace the recoil starter if the spring breaks or if the recoil starter won`t engage the engine.
There is no limit to how many times a motor can be rewound. In most cases, as long as the stator still exists, the windings on the motor should still be able to be replaced, as with the motor components.
Though it`s possible to replace a motor with winding resistance problems, rewinding is a more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly option because it recycles motor core materials. The environmental impact of rewinding is minimal when compared to the carbon costs of creating a new motor.
Put a book or other slightly weighted objects on the plug end of the cord. This will keep the cord from curling and twisting. If you`re doing this to a pair of earbuds or IEMs, add another book to hold the earpieces in place. Wait for about 48 hours, and you should get a fully straightened-out cord.
If the pull rope doesn`t retract, it`s likely that the spring inside the recoil starter is broken. The recoil starter can also fail to engage the engine when the rope is pulled. Replace the recoil starter if the spring breaks or if the recoil starter won`t engage the engine.

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The pull cord will not recoil. what do i do? the spring behind the cord was just assembled and went to pull it and it wont recoil the pull cord.
ANSWER : It needs a pre-tension. At about 1 minute and 22 seconds it is explained clearly here:
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Good Luck
Lou

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Troy Bilt Lawn Mower pull Cord broken
ANSWER : There should be four bolts holding the cover on that houses the pull cord assembly take the bolts out look inside you should see the rest of the broken cord at the other end there is a spool that the cord rolls up in to pull the cord until it stops the other end of the cord is a not in the cord pull on the knot the broken peice should come out turn the spool 2 times in the direction that is against the pressre while holding the spool in place feed the new cord in through the whole that you pulled the broken cord out of then tie the cord in a knot wind the rest of the cord up then feed the other end of the cord through the new pull handle tie the cord in a knot put the housing back on

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What to do when craftsman mower pull cord won’t recoil?
ANSWER : Sounds like the spring inside the recoil has either broken or let go so it won’t recoil. If you are lucky it could be the wheel that the cord goes on is seized or stuck. You can take the recoil off most mowers by taking out two or three screws and lifting it off the engine. They can be repaired but it takes time having to be careful the spring won’t spin and hurt you. I have even taken a recoil off another engine and if the holes for the little screws don’t line up just drill little holes beside the old ones and reinstall the little screws.
I even used a 18 volt cordless drill to crank the engine using the bolt on the fly wheel and the right size socket. Leaving the recoil off You have an electric start that way.

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Pull cord is difficult to pull after third pull becomes stuck but will turn if pull hard repeats every three to four pulls.
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What is wrong with a toro push mower when the pull cord hangs up will not pull out
ANSWER : Pull plug, see if worked. To munch fuel some times. Next pull recoil assembly the spring may messed up.

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When I pull the cord, the string is hard to pull and recoils out of your hand about half way through the pull
ANSWER : Sounds like you have two problems. One the flywheel brake is not being released completely and second the flywheel key has been sheared. It is why the rope is being jerked out of your hand. The mower is out of timing and when the spark plug fires before it is suppose to, it jerks the rope out of your hand.

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I can’t start it because the pull cord is stuck and it happened after I installed a new blade.
ANSWER : If the recoil assembly has three screws holding it in place, remove them, lift the recoil assembly off and see if it works off the mower. If it does, reassemble.
Gary

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The pull cord to crank up the weed eater is not pulling out.
ANSWER : You can try replacing the cord with new,failing that if the cord is sticking on starting,and releasing the cord,you will need a new starter clutch,you should check with your servicing agent first before commencing work,as sometimes these are not worth repairing,rgds

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