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Experience:  Service Manager at AG Dealership
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The pull cord wont return. Have unit on bench, cord returns

Customer Question

The pull cord wont return. Have unit on bench, cord returns when centre stud is loosened
but siezes solid if stud is tightened.
Stud loosens if not tightened.
How can I resolve this?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Heavy Equipment
Expert:  dd85 replied 3 years ago.

Since you did not provide a model of the unit, here are some basic ideas for this repair.


clean the threads and retaining bolt with a cleaner, Brake Clean, starting fluid, to clean off any oil. then apply Red Loctite to the threads, tighten until rope will still retract. wait 12 hours for locktite to dry.


#2 is there room for a spacer washer between the bolt and the housing? this would allow you to tighten and give a little space. \