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#2729 29/05/05 09:03 AM
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I broke the cord on my Zip starter so decided to fix it by using the cord off another mower.
Following the instructions in my Gregorys manual I removed the pulley only to have the spring leap out and uncoil itself rapidly!!
Now I cant get it back in and it is driving me insane. I bought a new Zip starter off eBay but I really want to get the old one back together so I have a spare.

But can I get the spring back in????? NO. Is my patience running out????? YES

Is there an easy way??? The manual mentions a 'Magazine' to ease the fitting????

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victamowerman,
I usually tension up the spring in my hands then use a pair of long nose pliers to place it in position. Then on the rope pulley is a hole that you can put a screw driver into to line up the spring.
It only takes a couple of minutes to replace the rope.

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Bruce [Linked Image]


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Thanks Bruce I will give it a burl!

I'll let you know how I get on (If I have any skin left on my fingers and I havent slung the thing across the backyard!)

Thanks for your help!


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