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Pull cord repair

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by SSS 18734, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. SSS 18734

    SSS 18734 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 182

    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?
  2. Jim@MilkyWay

    Jim@MilkyWay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

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  3. AAELI

    AAELI LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 360

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

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    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 LawnSite Senior Member
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