(8) Remove T-handle (4), but keep the end of the rope (2) in hand.
(9) Release spring tension beholding the raised plastic cup of reel (7), and carefully letting the rope feed
into the reel for about 2-1/2 turns.
(10) Remove plastic reel (7).
When spring is removed it will expand suddenly. Do not remove recoil
spring unless replacement is necessary.
(11) Carefully remove recoil spring (9) if necessary.
Install plastic reel (7) onto the cover spindle. Make sure that the spring end will catch in the reel hub
If the ratchet cam is assembled backwards, the drive mechanism will not
Follow the matings and layout sequence made during disassembly. The
tang of the ratchet cam should be positioned so it points to the 3 oclock
position from the knot on the reel.
Install ratchet cam (8) onto spindle and reel (7).
Install spring cover (13) and friction spring (11).
Position return spring (12) in the marked hole of friction plate (1 4). Install return spring and friction plate
on the spindle. Verify that the spring end goes into the hole on ratchet cam (8).
Apply pressure to friction plate (14) and install flat washer (10) and retaining dip (6) on spindle.
Feed the end of rope (2) up through the square slot in plastic reel (7). Make one complete revolution
of the reel to tension recoiling spring, and feed rope through cover (3).
Make a temporary knot in the rope.
Check the recoil starter operation before installing it on the engine.
Replace Recall Spring
Coil new spring (9) before installation so it will fit inside four raised lips of cover (3).
Form a 1/2 to 3/4 circle in the outside end of the new spring and pushdown into the slotted cover lip.
Continue feeding the spring into smaller circles until the entire spring is lodged between the four cover
lips. It will take some care and effort to prevent spring from uncoiling.
Position plastic reel (7) on the cover spindle. Remove the reel and bend inside spring end approximate-
ly the same distance as the hub slot.