Asked by: Salah Marahrens
asked in category: General Last Updated: 21st June, 2020

How do you change the spring on a Honda recoil?


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Also question is, how do I fix the recoil spring on my lawn mower?

Without a properly working starter spring, your lawn mower has no chance of starting.

  1. Remove the screws from the top of the engine cover.
  2. Unscrew the screws from the recoil assembly.
  3. Remove the pulley and the broken starter spring beneath it.
  4. Wind the pulley counterclockwise to put tension on the starter spring.

how do you fix a recoil pull starter? A small tab on the pulley can cut your hand if you accidentally let go of the recoil starter when it is tensioned.

  1. Remove the recoil housing cap. Unscrew the cap that holds the pulley to the recoil starter housing.
  2. Untie the rope.
  3. Re-tension the spring.
  4. Attach the cap.
  5. Reinstall the rope.
  6. Coil the cord.

Similarly, how do you fix a spring?


  1. Use a putty knife to separate one coil from the rest of the spring.
  2. Ignite the Bernzomatic TS8000, and slowing apply heat to the single coil, heat until the coil is cherry red.
  3. Using the pliers, bend the coil to match the other end of the spring.

How does a recoil starter work?

The recoil starter assembly on a lawn mower allows the operator to start combustion on the mower's engine. This starter assembly is a critical part to the mower, and without it the mower will not start. The recoil starter spins the flywheel and crankshaft fast enough to start the internal combustion.

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