Inspect Starter Parts
Inspect spring and housing assembly for spring
breakage or other damage. Inspect ratchet gear on
outside of blower housing for wear or damage.
Do not remove retaining plate from spring and cup
Check movement of control knob or control lever for
ease of operation and damage or wear. (Clean and oil.)
Fig. 24 -- inspecting Parts & Replacing Spring Cup
When re-assembling, be sure to re-install spring washer
in housing before placing cup, spring and release
assembly into housing. Bend retaining tangs down
securely, Fig. 25.
Fig. 25 - Replace Spring Lever and Retaining Plate
VERTICAL PULL STARTER
REMOVING AND INSTALLING A ROPE OR SPRING
Before servicing starter, all tension must be removed
Use a screwdriver to lift the rope up approximately one
foot (304.8 mm). Wind the rope and pulley
counterclockwise 2 or 3 turns, as shown in Fig. 26. This
will completely release tension from the starter spring.
Fig. 26 - Providing Slack
Note the warning on the plastic cover, then use a
screwdriver as shown in Fig. 27, to remove the cover.
CAUTION: Do not pull rope with the pulley cover
removed, unless the spring is detached from spring
Fig. 27 - Removing Cover