Flymo DM Rotovator Pull Cord Recoil. B+S 3HP

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LILACSPLASH

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« on: September 01, 2007, 18:28 »
Hi, I think I've naffed my pull cord recoil,  :oops: ... I'd tried to start it and ended up with the rope in my hand. In my ultimate wisdom, or not as it's transpired, I took the case off and the tabs, took out the rope carrier, re-threaded the rope, re-coiled the spring and put back together, but it seems to need twice as much tension on the spring to make it work.
Can someone tell me how many turns is needed to make it work right and if there's an easy way I'm missing? As even when I tension it as far as I can (and it gets really fiddly then) it still is only usefull on the last quarter of the rope  :cry:
Ness
Someone take the spanners away from me!

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muntjac

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2007, 19:43 »
can i sugest you take it all into a garden mower etc service place .i cant tell you they really are a bitch to reset back.i dont mess with them anymore as my local chap has a jig he uses  :wink: £5 and he rings me  :lol:
still alive /............

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2007, 19:44 »
they are a * to get back on you need 6 pair of hands at least.
gwiz will talk you through it :wink:
feed the soil not the plants
organicish
you learn gardening by making mistakes

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007, 19:55 »
just had to carry the same task on my Honda and I have gashes in my thumb from the man killing spring unwinding :shock: .
always have a target
and an objective.

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« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2007, 20:50 »
I just did a mculloch strimmer jobbie. Exploding spring steel everywhere!
Used a thick pair of gloves and went through the aching thumbs pain barrier and somehow managed to get it back in. I slid the wound spring under some flat steel and from under there into the cup thing. Didnt think it would work again, but it did!  :D

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007, 21:08 »
when the little hooks on the spring break its even more fun  :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2007, 10:46 »
Hi Guys, I've found this
http://nevadawalrus.com/classic-recoil.html
Seems to make sence, but I think I'll go and get a new rope first. Don't want to have to do it all over again anytime soon.
To date my non-starter wreck has had new;
exhaust
drivebelt
govenor spring (took a bit of working out!)
carb to tank gasket
and secondhand carb and tank
I'm starting to think it doesn't want to go! but I have had him running albeit only for a little while until I relalized the clouds of white smoke was a petrol leak getting hot from the exhaust :shock:
I was about to see if the new gasket and a tiny amount of well placed hylamar had did the trick when the blooming rope snapped :roll:
Oh, and I've made up a stop switch and mounted it on the handle bars, a good move I think!
Ness

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Flymo DM Rotovator Pull Cord Recoil. B+S 3HP
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2007, 05:39 »
Quote from: "LILACSPLASH"
Hi Guys, I've found this
http://nevadawalrus.com/classic-recoil.html


i was just about to say that!
your rotovator sounds abit like a suzuki supercarry i bought in march.
i think the ashtray is still the original. oh, and the arial. :lol:

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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2007, 17:43 »
just to let everyone know I fixed it this morning, not totally to the plan on the website, but i got there.
Ness



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