Can you wind the spring backwards and put it in the unit and prevent the dogs from catching the flywheel then when you pull it through the dogs catch it and the string just hangs out loop of the starter on a 3hp lightwin
If the spring is wound backwards, chances are it is stressed and will break shortly after being again stressed when rewound correctly. Put a new spring in it for peace of mind.
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Yes you are right Blake I wound the spring backwards and when I looked at it again it was obvious. Found a great way to rewind them too. If anyone wants to know how I did it just reply to this message.