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Snowblower recoil repair

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by 24v6spd, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. 24v6spd

    24v6spd Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I have a snapper snowblower model LE 3170E. One day when starting the knot slipped and pulled the cord back into the recoil. I took the recoil off, rewound the spring and retied the knot. Now when you pull the recoil sometimes the cord pulls all the way out and will not recoil. Could the spring be overwound or not wound enough? Not enough cord? Possibly a lubrication issue? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. jgoetter1

    jgoetter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 276

    When I repaired my recoil, it was a trial and error situation. I ended up redoing the recoil 3 or 4 times before I got it right.
  3. 24v6spd

    24v6spd Senior Member
    Messages: 615

    I ending up finding out that I had overwound the recoil spring. I backed it off 2 complete turns off the spool and it works fine now.