My Small Engine Recoil Starter Cord Won't Retract?

Answer The starter cord on small engines is wound around a pulley inside the starter cover. This pulley houses a recoil spring that keeps the starter cord and pulley under tension. The starter cord won't ... Read More »

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How do I rewind the starter cord on a Briggs& Stratton engine?

Occasionally, items such as starter cords or rewind springs wear out after years of service on Briggs & Stratton engines. A slipped or broken spring might not pull the cord back into the housing. ... Read More »

How to Add a Recoil Starter to a Johnson 30 HP?

Nothing is more frustrating than discovering the starter on your Johnson 30-horsepower outboard has a problem -- as you make the final preparations for an afternoon of boating. The fastest solution... Read More »

How to Remove the Recoil Starter From a Toro S-620?

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How to Install a Pull Rope on a Recoil Starter?

An outboard motor's recoil starter uses springs and rope to start the motor if there's no electric starter or if the electric starter becomes inoperative. The springs are large and, when coiled and... Read More »