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recoil starter

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by jhonjhon, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. jhonjhon

    jhonjhon LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 5

    This is probably a simple thing for you but how do I rewind the spring and rope on an Echo SRM-1501 recoil starter? Thanks alot John
     
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    did the spring come completly un-coiled??
     
  3. jhonjhon

    jhonjhon LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 5

    oh yeah, not a pretty sight
     
  4. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    you probably will have to buy a new spring, i have been to only two on my equipment
     
  5. jhonjhon

    jhonjhon LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 5

    It didn't break, it only uncoiled, and now I can't get it back together. thanks for any help john
     
  6. Bigg Bill

    Bigg Bill LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    To rewind a starter spring, measure across the housing into which the spring fits, then use a compass to draw a circle on a scrap piece of wood slightly smaller than the diameter of the housing. Drive 4 small nails spaced equally around the circle, leaving about 1/2 inch sticking out. Cut off the nail heads. You now have a retaining form in which to rewind the spring. There is a little curlback on the outside end of the spring, hook this on one of the nails. after you have rewound the spring, use a pair of longnosed pliers to transfer the spring from the form to the housing. If you have it backwards, start over.
    BB
     
  7. jhonjhon

    jhonjhon LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 5

    thanks for the help, i'll try that in the next few days
     
  8. jhonjhon

    jhonjhon LawnSite Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 5

    Hey Bigg Bill, you sir, are a genius. Had it back together in about 20 min. Thanks again!!! John
     

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