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Old 09-12-2013, 06:59 PM
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Pull Cord Replace

I have a PPB200 weed trimmer and the pull cord snapped. I tried to replace it but am having trouble taking it part. Can anyone help?
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Old 09-12-2013, 08:22 PM
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I believe ereplacementparts has videos on rebuilding a pullstart, or you could look a few threads down on this page about replacing the spring and I think there are some links that will help.
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Old 09-12-2013, 09:21 PM
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Query recoil spring rewind and replacement on YouTube. Great videos step by step cant go wrong. I just went through similar with a older echo trimmer I got for free. Be very careful taking the rope pully out that's how my spring came undone.
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Old 09-12-2013, 10:35 PM
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Query recoil spring rewind and replacement on YouTube. Great videos step by step cant go wrong. I just went through similar with a older echo trimmer I got for free. Be very careful taking the rope pully out that's how my spring came undone.
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Don't take it apart....many times you can thread a new line in on some units.
This shows every possible way and tool to deal with spring
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=411440
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:20 PM
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Thanks, most look pretty easy because the cord rewind is on the back of the motor but the one I'm working on the rewind is near the front of the motor and looks like you have to take the whole motor apart to get to it. Am I doing something wrong?
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:47 PM
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On most starters you can pry the sheet metal air vent louvers apart and enlarge the opening enough to grab the rope with needle nose pliers. Replace the rope and tie a new knot in the handle and the pulley. Start from which ever end is easiest. Now figure out a way to wind the rope around the pulley.
You will probably have to wind the pulley out to the maximum tension. Hold it by jamming in a screwdriver. Install the new rope. Then let the rope wind itself into the starter.

You may need to glue or staple the old rope to the new rope to aid in threading the new rope through the eye-guide. If not, use a paperclip with a hook on the end.
10 minute job--took me 90 minutes.
Easy once you have the experience.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:06 AM
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Thanks, most look pretty easy because the cord rewind is on the back of the motor but the one I'm working on the rewind is near the front of the motor and looks like you have to take the whole motor apart to get to it. Am I doing something wrong?
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Ah, then you have a "half crank engine".
Lesson to be learned for next time: buy a "full crank engine".

You're not doing anything wrong at this point. Unfortunately, it is such a big job to replace a starter on a half-crank engine "the right way" that you're better off replacing the machine than taking it to a shop. They're built to be disposable.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:30 PM
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Never mind my comments I see the problem. I thought it was echo.
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:11 PM
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Ah, then you have a "half crank engine".
Lesson to be learned for next time: buy a "full crank engine".

You're not doing anything wrong at this point. Unfortunately, it is such a big job to replace a starter on a half-crank engine "the right way" that you're better off replacing the machine than taking it to a shop. They're built to be disposable.
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