CS30.1.17: Service The Recoil Starter

If it hasn't happened to you yet, you can be sure it will do at some point in your 'chainsawing career'. That moment when you pull the starter handle and it just keeps on coming. The cord has snapped and you are going to have to replace it; and so it is with your assessment. Find out more after the jump...

Part of the assessment is to simulate the replacement of a starter cord; fortunately you don't need to put a new length of cord in, but you will need to retension the spring and check it's OK. You will also need to tell the assessor where it's most likely to break (essentially at either end). To view the article about recoil starters, check out Recoil Starters, or listen to the relevant bit of the assessment schedule.


1 comment:

Jon Roberts said...

Hey Dave. You taught me CS30 and 31in December 07. I just had my first recoil starter spring break on me (actually on a Stihl brushcutter, but the mechanism is identical)and had completely forgotten how to go about replacing the thing and retensioning the starter cord. Your video was great - memory totally refreshed, so many thanks for that.