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How To Rewind A Recoil Starter Spring Video

DIY how to rewind recoil springI recently had the pull starter cord break on my mini rototiller engine. Of course in attempting to replace the cord I popped out the recoil spring. I had done this same thing about 5 years ago and at the time spent countless hours trying to rewind it and put it back in, through several different approaches and bloody fingers and a few beers I figured out the most simple solution.

How to easily rewind your recoil starter spring for your small engine. Uses just one small nail, and a zip tie and rewind it in just a minute. Let me know if you guys have a better solution or way of doing this.

 

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I've been an HVAC/R Mechanic working in the Seattle area for over 15 years, specializing in the commercial service industry.. I’m also a Licensed Electrician & Gas Piping Mechanic and have numerous other trade related certifications. I’ve instructed at local trade schools and now continue teaching through this site.

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