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Pull cord broke on Trimstar 36 - Kawasaki FH 430v

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by HondaGuy28, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. HondaGuy28

    HondaGuy28 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    So, broke my pull cord today on my Trimstar 36.. I took the top screen off that has the coil inside, fixed the cord and put it back just as I took it off. Pull cord will start the engine but will not RECOIL.. I winded it up 3 rotations - no luck. Then 4, then 5. There is plenty of tension built up, but when I tighten the screw enough to how it was originally, no recoil. I loosen the torque on the screw a bit and the cord recoils great....BUT the screw unwinds itself after 2 pulls.

    Will post pictures in an hour or so.. For now just hoping some one can spot something I mite have missed!! I don't want to have to the dealer tomorrow because I am already a day behind..any

    I checked my Hustler book and the Kawi book will no luck on installing - only removing :/
  2. HondaGuy28

    HondaGuy28 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    The silver backplate that the coil spring sets in wasnt properly seated

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