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Recoil Spring Replacement On A Chainsaw

by HIPA Jeremy 23 Nov 2022 0 Comments

This blog is an step-by-step instructions on how to replace a recoil spring on a chainsaw. The most common reason for replace this part is if it is worn out or broken, causing the chainsaw to not start.


Before you replace the recoil spring on your chainsaw, you need to first make sure the chainsaw’s engine has cooled.
Step1: Release the top cover clips and lift the cover off.
Step2: Remove the wire and boot from the spark plug to prevent the chainsaw from accidentally starting.
Step3: Now, set the chainsaw on its side and remove the screws securing the recoil starter assembly. Pull the starter assembly off and set it on a sturdy surface.
Step4: If the recoil spring is still intact, untie the knot securing the starter rope to the handle and remove the handle.
Step5: Now, hold the recoil pulley and slowly release the tension on the spring.
Step6: Remove the starter assemble screw and pull off the starter cog and the soft-start spring. Use a flat-head screwdriver to hold down the spring retainer and lift the pulley off very carefully. Remove the retainer and spring from the housing and be aware the spring can easily become dislodged and cause injury.
Step7: You are now ready to install a new recoil spring assembly. Align the assembly in the housing with the spring facing down. You need to make sure the rope is secured in the notch.
Step8: Replace the pulley and rotate it until the recoil spring catches onto the pulley tab. Now rotate the pulley clockwise a proxy four or five times to put tension on the spring. While holding the pulley, replace the soft start spring and starter cog. Then, secure the screw and release the end of the rope from the notch in the pulley and feed it through the hole in the starter housing.
Step9: Insert the end of the rope into the handle and tie a knot to secure. Confirm that the recoil assembly rotates freely, align the assembly on the main housing, and replace the screws to screw. Attach the wire and boot to the spark plug.
Step10: Realign the top cover and secure it with the clips.

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