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I have saw that when the engine starts, the starter pulley…

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I have saw that when the engine starts, the starter pulley won't recoil and I have to fix it. When it doesn't start it recoils fine.
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1/18/2018
Donald
Donald, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience: I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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What brand is your saw? I will also need the model numbers for your saw. We can continue from here.

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The pawls on your flywheel could be partially sticking, and causing our problem. If so, remove your pull rope housing from your saw, then check the pawls on your flywheel.

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Your pawls are spring loaded. Rotate each pawl and let's see if each retract after you release it.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
It's a husqawarna k750 concrete saw
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I have already checked the pawls on the flywheel
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
It's quite strange. It only does it when the engine does start...

Thanks for your response.

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So, as long as your engine is running, your rope will not retract?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Correct. Also, once I shut it off, it won't retract and I have to disassemble it and re wind it.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
As long as it doesn't come one, it retracts. Once it does, something triggers the mechanism to not wind
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Odd

Thanks for this additional information. I will pull an exploded parts view of your saw.

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I would like to ask you a question.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Please feel free
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Take a look at the image in the link above. Let me know if your assembly is the same.

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Thanks for checking. There is a screw #2 in the image. If you loosen only this screw, will your rope retract. This is a troubleshooting question.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No. It won't retract until I wind it again, its as if the spring would jump.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
What's the purpose of screw #2?

The screw secures your pulley assembly to your housing.

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Did our problem occur suddenly or gradually over a period of time?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Sorry I didn't mean to send that picture

No problem.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I can take that piece off without unscrewing the screw

Did you remove the screw?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
That's why I didn't know the purpose of screw #2
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I just did to see what would happen
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I bought this one used

#6 is a spring ...

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
oh
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I don't have that spring
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
That's probably the problem

Based upon your picture, you are missing #4 also.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I guess someone played with it before me and misplace it
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Let me disassemble that part and send you another pic

More than likely.

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Ok, thanks!

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I bought it used on eBay

I am a fan of eBay.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Me too

Did the seller indicate this problem in his or her description?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
He said it was working.. big company renewing their fleet
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I asked him and he has no clue.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
It was missing a spring in one pawl so I know they have been playing with it
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I put it in already a couple of days ago

He is likely being truthful. It is hard to know all details when you have several employees.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
The blue one on the right is new. I thought that could be the issue cause the plastic on the other one was messed up
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
But still same issue
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I guess he spring #6 is one I'm missing still.
What do you think about #2

Thanks for the picture. The part on the right housing your recoil spring. It is ok.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Maybe I'm missing all that he screw is supposed to hold

You are missing several parts.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Maybe 3,4,5,6 right?

I do believe so.

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I would order each the parts, 3-6 ...

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Unless they are inside the cilinder
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I will do that

I believe they are missing.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thanks so much Donald!
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You are very welcome!

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Thanks for the positive rating. I do hope all goes well for you.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Thx Donald!
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