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Poulan chainsaw Pull rope jam. How to clear the jam Rope pulled out completely and will not retract. How to repair?

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Not sure what model this is so a general guide will be, remove the screws securing the starter cover, this will give you access to the starter pulley, turn the pulley manually in the direction of of the engine rotation, can you feel the spring winding up and trying to turn back against you this will tell you if the spring has not broken, if not the spring has broken and will need to be replaced, remove the centre screw holding the pulley and remove it, pull the spring our with a suitable pair of pliers, be careful as it will be a long coiled spring, a new spring should come in a keeper to assist fitting, refit the pulley making sure it engages into the spring, hook the rope into the slot on the outside of the pulley, now turn the pulley several times to wind the spring, allow the rope to come out of the slot in the pulley and allow the pulley to turn and pull the rope in, re do this if the rope has not pulled fully into the case.

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SOURCE: recoil spring on homelite chain saw doesn't retract pull rope

Easy suggestion would be to get new spring coil. Is it older saw? Have had to change mine on poulan saws before.

Posted on Jul 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Pull Rope Broke... How do I replace it and still have it retract?

with the cover in your hand pull the cord out with a pair of needle nose pliers or a little screw driver and where the cord go through the case and before the wheel. pull 5 to 10 inches out and wrap the cord around the wheel turning the wheel but not winding the cord on., do 3 or 4 wraps then pull the handle to get all the cord out and let it retract. if not enough rewind just repeat with 2 wraps

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

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SOURCE: starter rope will not pull. Will pull smoothly

If I understand what you are saying... The starter pulls smoothly with the starter cover removed or when installed and the plug removed (no compression or spark). If this is correct I think your saw's timing has slipped or maybe a defective decomp valve. Time to visit your neighborhood chainsaw seller/mechanic.HTH
Lou

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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SOURCE: starter rope will not retract

Either you have a broken rewind spring, or the starter mechanism is dirty to the point where the force of the recoil spring is not sufficient to pull the rope back in.
WEAR SAFETY GLASSES while disassembling your starter mechanism to see what the problem is. Upon reassembly, it is a good idea to lube the post in the starter housing (the one the pulley slides over) with some graphite or teflon lube.

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Weedeater gas blower FLI500E. The pull cord has become jammed

You have to find a way to push the starter. It normally gets all stuck due to grease. One push with a screwdriver on the actual starter (The thing the rope turns) should wind the whole cord up. If not, clean it. Alot of oil/chunky-ness gets trapt when your using it.

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

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Rope will not retract.


I am assuming you tried to pull start and the rope is stuck out. Just try pulling the rope while it is out, but stand on the hedge trimmer. Sometimes when this happens to me, I just pull the rope a little extra and then hang onto it when it goes back in. Alot of times, I think the rope gets caught on the outside of the retraction pulley causing a tangle.

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The rope doesn't pull smoothly. I removed the


Before installing fasteners for the recoil to the housing, pull the rope a small amount 2-4". With a small pressure from your other hand, at the same time push gently down on the recoil housing. This should partially rotate the flywheel and align the pawls to the rope rotor. Repeat this proceedure until you feel the pawls drop into place.
You may want to review the proceedure for installing a rope to complete your repair.

1) remove the recoil housing
**NOTE: normally you DO NOT need to remove the rotor pulley or spring to replace the rope. This is the area that causes so many guys a lot of extra trouble

2) locate the string that is left and the hole it is threaded thru

3) determine how much string has broken off of the rope that came out

Note: if more than 1 inch is left, then the rope needs to be replaced

4) after rope is obtained, make sure both ends are melted to a point for easier threading thru handle and rope rotor

5) install the rope (with the handle installed on one end) thru the recoil housing and towards the rope rotor.

6) with the rotor free of tension, route the rope from the groove toward center and up thru the hole. Tie a knot in the end of the rope, leaving a 3/8" tail free.

7) wind the rotor in the direction of what the rope would pull (this will tighten the spring) until the spring is completely wound. remove 1/2 to 1 revolution, and then allow rope to wind onto the rotor until all rope is wound.

8) Pull the rope several times to position rope properly into rotor.
*note : there should be NO droop in the handle after released
If droop is evident, wind the rotor and rope 1 revolution tighter so there is no droop of handle when released

9) when unit is functioning proplerly, re-install housing onto unit

I’m happy to assist further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/rolandw_c013176d62ee17ae

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Easy suggestion would be to get new spring coil. Is it older saw? Have had to change mine on poulan saws before.

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