a. Push the decompression lever down to the start position.
b. Pull rope T-handle (1) slowly, turning crankshaft until approximately two feet of pull rope (2) is
Allow rope to rewind until T-handle (1) seats on starter case.
Note position of T-handle prior to removal.
g. Remove four bolts (3).
h. Remove recoil starter assembly (4) as a self-contained unit.
a. Pull the rope. It should pull easily with no binding.
b. Observe the drive mechanism. The cam that engages flywheel cap should extend freely.
Allow the rope to retract. The engaging mechanism should retract.
a. Replace recoil starter rope.
It is not necessary to disassemble mechanism to replace the rope.
It is a good idea to replace the starter rope whenever another
component of recoil starter is replaced. If the starter rope is frayed or
worn, replace it.
Use the appropriate nylon-braided rope replacement.
To replace the rope, pull the rope out all the way with a slow, firm pull.
Prevent plastic reel (5) from rewinding by bracing the plastic cup on the reel with a
Untie or cut the knot in the raised plastic cup on the reel and slide old rope out.
If old rope is broken, wind plastic reel completely, then release one complete turn before
installing new rope. This protects the spring from being overwound when rope is pulled.