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Author Topic: Stihl pull cord wont retract  (Read 349 times)

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Offline moose207

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Stihl pull cord wont retract
« on: November 04, 2017, 10:15:51 pm »
So cutting today i noticed my pull cord was laying along my sidecase. I shut down the saw and tried to pull it slowly to see if the spring would catch and pull it back in.. Nope, now i have like a foot of cord hanging from my saw.
It looks like i can pull the recoil unit off and figure out what went wrong. Is there any reason why i couldnt repain this my self? Im mechanically inclined so im used to this type of repair but this is my first saw (ms270 btw).

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Re: Stihl pull cord wont retract
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 04:48:12 am »
 
 By a means fix it yourself, they aren't too complicated . Sounds like the spring broke.  Steve
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Re: Stihl pull cord wont retract
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2017, 05:57:47 pm »
I got an aftermarket starter cover for an 034  after a couple of short lived fixes on my oem one. It was a little heavier, cast alum vs plastic, but seemed to be better than original;
http://www.hlsproparts.com/category-s/278.htm

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Re: Stihl pull cord wont retract
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 06:50:55 am »
$2 fix after i got the side off. Not exactly sure whats going on but nothing is broken. Put a new cord on because the old was about 3 pulls away from snaping.