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SSS 18734
06-09-2006, 11:20 AM
I have a pull cord that keeps ripping inside of my trimmer. Is there a specific way to make this simple repair so that it doesn't just break again 3 weeks later?

Jim@MilkyWay
06-09-2006, 04:20 PM
TPFT:hammerhead:
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AAELI
06-09-2006, 05:10 PM
I have a pull cord that keeps ripping inside of my trimmer. Is there a specific way to make this simple repair so that it doesn't just break again 3 weeks later?

What model of trimmer? Must be something very abrasive inside or it is not tracking true on the reel.

oldrustycars
06-09-2006, 09:49 PM
the way i try to stop this is by winding as much proper recoil rope on the spool as possible. the reason most of them break is by pulling it all the way out, placing strain on the knot, or bottoming the rope causing it to break. also try short, quick pulls...dont pull it all the way out.
when i rerope, i use a couple feet more than original. wind the spring up tight, and let it retract until the spring is "almost" at the end of its tension, the put the tee handle back on. this gets as much rope on as will fit.

FIXDISS
06-09-2006, 10:04 PM
[QUOTE=oldrustycars] the reason most of them break is by pulling it all the way out, placing strain on the knot, or bottoming the rope causing it to break. also try short, quick pulls...dont pull it all the way out.
DITTO ! Short , quick pulls. Also make sure that little bushing in starter housing is in there. May be called a guide but it makes a smooth surface for starter rope to glide on. :hammerhead: If there is no bushing or guide in this model then make sure there are no burrs or cracks around that little hole .:rolleyes: