How do you replace the pull cord on a log splitter?

Asked By: Matutina Barthe | Last Updated: 27th April, 2020
Category: home and garden home appliances
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Save money by replacing the cord yourself.
  1. Turn the log splitter off and let the engine cool completely.
  2. Remove the screws that surround the starter cord on the starter housing with a screwdriver.
  3. Cut a fraying starter cord that will not retract with scissors.
  4. Turn the starter pulley to pull the remaining rope out.

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Besides, how do you fix the pull cord on a champion generator?

Remove the three 10 x 13 bolts that hold the recoil assembly to the engine cover. Cut the knot on the inside and remove the old rope along with the handle. Remove any broken pieces of rope inside the pulley that recoils the rope. Take a new length of rope (approximately 3").

Secondly, why can't I pull the cord on my pressure washer? If the starter rope won't budge when you try to pull it, the engine may be locked up or the recoil starter may have failed. If you tipped the pressure washer on its side recently, oil may have filled the cylinder, preventing the engine from spinning. Then reinstall the spark plug and try to start the engine.

Also to know, why does my pressure washer dies when I pull the trigger?

Pressure Washer Shuts off when Trigger Released (SOLVED) If your pressure washer shuts off when the trigger is released, it has a problem with the unloader valve. There are a few issues with your unloading valve that causing stalling the engine pump.

What causes pressure washer pump failure?

The two most important issues concerning breakdowns of pressure washer pump are cavitation and overheating due to excessive time in by-pass. Cavitation is caused when there is not enough water supplied to the pump. It is easy for the person a pressure washer to be distracted by something.

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What is recoil start?

Recoil start (also called manual start, pull start or rewind start) is a method of starting an internal combustion engine, usually on small machines, such as lawn mowers, chainsaws, ultralight aircraft, small outboard motors and portable engine-generators.

How does a pull start engine work?

The operator pulls the rope's handle or grip. This causes the rope to unwind around the crankshaft and spin it. The spinning motion of the crankshaft cranks the engine. The crankshaft's motion engages the flywheel, enabling the engine to start.

How long should a pull start rope be?

First select the proper starter cord (or rope) size to use. If it is too thick, it will not wind around the recoil pulley enough times to ensure proper resistance. For most common applications, use a cord numbered 5 (5/32-inches), 5½ (11/64-inches), or 6 (3/16-inches).

How do you fix a pull cord light switch?


Turn off the power, remove the light bulb and unscrew the fixture from the electrical box. Pull the fixture down, but keep your hands away from the wires. Touch one voltage tester probe to the black wire, and the other to the white wire. If the voltage indicator doesn't light up, the power is off.

How does a pull cord work?

When the rope's grip is pulled, the rope uncoils, tensions the spring, engages the clutch and turns the crankshaft, spinning it to crank or start the engine before the end of the pull stroke.

How do you fix a generator?

Plug in a light, turn on the generator breaker or switch and start the motor. Connect the battery +12 volts (red cable) to the red wire on the terminals you removed for three seconds. Remove your wires and replace the plug. The generator should now be producing power again.

What size is 4 starter rope?

Small Engine Starter Rope Sizes
#3 (3/32″ Diameter) and #3-1/2 (7/64″ Diameter) rope is used on most trimmers and small 2-cycle engines. #4 (1/8″ Diameter) and #4-1/2 (9/64″ Diameter) rope is used on most chain saws and larger 2-cycle engines.