Have a S-M portable (5T231908X). -String Off Rewind Spool
Have a S-M portable (5T231908X). -String for carriage return has come off a spring loaded spool. Unsure how to rewind (i.e.clockwise, counter-clockwise, overtop, over bottom, part loop, full loop, multiple loops over spool, or what ever). Also spool will wind up to just a small amount of load tension before tension iis relieved. Should spool have stronger spring that is pre-wound before affixing return string? Directions or a lead to where I can find them will be appreciated. Thanks MartinM524@AOL.COM
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Re: Have a S-M portable (5T231908X). -String Off Rewind ...
Wind the spool clockwise at least 5 rotations. hook the string on the top and carefully let the spring take up the slack. You will need a hook of some type to pull the string through and under the carriage to hook to the other side. You may need more tension on the spring if it will not move the carriage all the way to the left. It is possible that the spring has broken inside the housing. In which case you will have to take it to the shop.
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put the housing end in first, take the spool and hold the spool end against it and wind the spool in the air until the spring is wound tight, then install the spool back into the housing. you have to keep your fingers on each end of the spring and hold the spool relatively close to the housing, obviously, but it's not a hard trick to master.
What you need to do is first remove the new cord that you installed.
(This next process is best performed by 2 people)
Pre-wind the spool gently COUNTER CLOCKWISE until the spring prevents further winding. Have the 2nd person grip the spool so that it does ot unwind. Back off the spool until the re-wind rope hole is aligned with the outer cover rope guide. Insert the new rope through the outer cover rope guide hole and into the spool hole. Pull the new rope through the spool hole and tie a single small knot. Pull the knot into the hole. 2nd person releases the spool and the rope will rewind into the re-coil assy.
The cord should be removed from the spool entirely, then wind the spool spring CCW for a number of turns making sure the spool can be turned for about 6 turns more (during start). Wedge the spool so that it can't unwind the spring again. If the old cord was about worn out, replace it with fresh. Melt the cord end somewhat so that the knot won't pull out, then tie an overhand knot in the cord end. Feed it into the inner retainer on the spool, then thread the cord around the spool 5 or 6 times in a CCW direction. Once wound, feed the loose end out of the cord port, slide the pull handle on, melt the cord end, and tie an overhand knot on it. Stuff the knot into the handle and release the wedge from the spool so that spring tension pulls the cord tight. Pull the cord out several times to make sure nothing interferes with cord and mechanism, then install on the saw and check the start operation. The spring should never bind-up when the cord is fully extended. Hope this helps!
Hold orange spool containing string while twisting the black plastic cap in the center, counterclockwise. This retaining cap is loosely spring loaded, so watch for the spring falling out. Once this locking cap is removed, the spool pulls right off.
You need a #15 Torx screwdriver. You have to disassemble the entire unit. If you are up to it, once you have it apart, you take the clutch cover off with the Torx screwdriver. You then have to spin off the clutch. Thia allows you to get the starting spool, rope and spring out. Before you take the spring out, look and note how it is situated in the spring holder. When you go to replace and/or rewind the spring...BE CAREFUL!!! It can hurt you. Need more? ask..Good luck...Lee
Did the string break? Possible that the spring broke inside the housing, If so, then you will have to take it to a shop. I am in Largo Florida and can fix it. If you have a new string. Connect it to the right side of carriage then pull it through with a hook. Then wind up the spring clockwise several rotations then hook up the string and carefully and slowly let the spring take up the slack.
You have to take the machine apart. The first thing is to separate the shaft from the engine. Then take off the shaft driver. There is a screw in the end. It takes a #15 TORX screwdriver. Once that is off, you have to spin off the clutch. To do that, hold the engine somehow and remove the clutch counter-clockwise. With that off, you can then remove the engine from the molding at the other end. The spool will be sitting on the rewind spring so BE CAREFUL. If the spring comes out it will be a big pain! Just lift the spool off, replace the rope and attach as the old one was. Now, you have the rope connected. Place the spool on the spring. Place the rope in the notch at the edge of the spool and slowly wind the spool on the spring. When you have it wound as far as you want, take the rope from the notch and into the spool. Allow the rope to rewind onto the spool. Put everything back as it was before you started and you have finished...Good luck...Lee
If you have the starter spool out (the one the rope goes in)...Here is what to do. Take the starter spool and change the rope out putting it back exactly as it was. Leave the rope hanging. Hold the spool and set it down on the rewind spring. Turn the spool on the rewind spring until you feel it is tight enough. While turning, hold the rope in the little slot in the spool so it can go around without hanging up. Once it is tight, get the rope in line with the spool opening and SLOWLY let the rope rewind. Put on the handle and put the unit back together.Good luck...Lee
I invert and secure the starter housing and rewind the spring large coil to small (need eye protection, both hands and no women around work area!). I'm right handed so i tension the spring enough to insert it inside the previous coil while holding what has already been installed with my left about 180° from my right hand. The tension will hold the spring in the housing once completely inserted. Then bend slightly the inner most part to engage the starter spool. It will require about 2 turns of pretension to retract properly. If you're lucky you can pull the cord out enough for a pretension then slightly raise and add the withdrawn cord to the spool.
Both methods require about 2 turns of pretension to rewind the cord when pulled. HTH Lou