Pull starter "dogs" coming out late when I pull cord

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Old 09-02-19, 03:10 PM
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Pull starter "dogs" coming out late when I pull cord

I had to recoil the spring inside the pull starter after accidentally having it come flying out when I was taking apart the pull starter on my Lawnboy 10732 mower. Anyways, I got it together after a few hours of frustrating work.

I even cleaned out my carb and now the mower runs pretty good. Now, when I pull the starter rope the DOGS don't come out till i'm almost at the end of the rope extension. I can't start the mower, but shouldn't the DOGS fly out right as you start to pull the cord?
 
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Old 09-02-19, 08:01 PM
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They should. Do you have the tecumseh engine? Did you put the spring back in under the bolt that holds the center piece on?
 
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Old 09-05-19, 03:54 PM
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Yeah I put the spring in. I have a kohler engine in it. They used to catch immediately when I began pulling the cord. Now they don't till almost the end of the pull, I can start it though, so I've just been living with it so far.
 
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Old 09-06-19, 02:00 AM
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That usually means the plate that covers the clutch dogs is not under enough tension. There should be a spring under the small bolt that holds it all together. I can't remember for sure on the kohlers, but I believe it goes on top of the metal plate. If there isn't enough tension there, the plate just turns with the spool and doesn't engage the clutch dogs. You may need to stretch the spring a hair or maybe the bolt isn't tight?
 
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Ill check it out and let you know.
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They might a little drop or two of oil or PB blaster.
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