Fix a Broken Recoil Rope (All Gasoline Engines)

Updated by Juan Velez

This bulletin covers the following Champion Power Equipment models: All recoil-start gasoline engines.

One of the more common problems small engine owners run into are broken recoil ropes. In this simple, step-by-step video, we show you how to easily replace and rewind a broken recoil rope. For written instructions, please scroll further down.

Please read all the instructions completely before performing this service.
  • To reduce the risk of injury, user must read and understand the operator’s manual before using this product.
  • DO NOT make any adjustments to the generator without first stopping the engine and disconnecting the spark plug wire.
  • Burns from hot parts — let the engine cool completely before touching hot parts.
  • Injury from moving parts
  • To reduce the possibility of fire or explosion, be careful when working around gasoline. Keep cigarettes, sparks and flames away from all fuel‐related parts.

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