When the starter rope is pulled, the recoil starter engages and starts the engine. The recoil starter may be broken if the pull rope doesn't disengage. The engine won't start if the rope is pulled and the recoil starter fails to engage it. If the recoil starter doesn't engage the log splitter engine you should replace it.
Follow these steps to fix your issue:
Disconnect the spark plug wire
There is no chance that the log splitter engine will start accidentally if the spark wire is disconnected.
Remove the mounting nuts
The starter recoil assembly is secured with 3 nuts using a wrench.
Remove the recoil starter assembly
The recoil starter assembly needs to be removed.
Install the new recoil starter assembly
The recoil starter assembly needs to be positioned over the 3 threaded posts. The nuts need to be tightened firmly.
Reconnect the spark plug wire
The spark plug needs to be connected to the spark plug wire.
Test the new recoil starter
The recoil starter operation can be tested by pulling the rope.
You would need the following tools:
work gloves, wrench set.
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