How do I start a generator with a broken recoil rope?

Updated 2 months ago ​by Scott Henning

Your generator is equipped with an emergency recoil option. If you remove the three bolts holding the recoil assembly, you'll see a silver cup that receives the pawls from the recoil. You can use the original rope or any suitable length of rope you may have on hand. Tie a stop knot (e.g. a figure eight or overhand) in the end of the rope. Place the knot in the notch on the outside rim of the silver cup and wind the rope clockwise around the cup. WARNING: DO NOT tie the rope to the cup - it needs to fall off the cup at the end of the pull to prevent entanglement or injury. 



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