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Spring and Container

Part Number: 638033001
RyobiHomeliteRidgid
Availability: 25+ in stock
Price: $4.28
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*This part replaces obsolete part #: 98773A, UP03917 and A98773A.

Description:
This is a genuine OEM replacement part, it is sold individually.
This is the spring that recoils the starter rope on the models shown below.
Over time the spring will wear and loose its tension and sometimes break.
We do have an article and video on "How to Fix the Starter" that can be found on the front page of our site, by clicking on the "Repair Center"
Product Information
Manufacturer: Ryobi, Homelite, Ridgid
Product Number: 638033001
Classification: Part
Weight: 0.08 lbs.
Also Known As: Rewind Spring, Recoil Starter Spring, Starter Spring, Return Spring
Shipping: Ships Worldwide
Repair Guides
Compatibility

This part is compatible with the following machines:

Ryobi
Homelite

Products Compatibility

This item works with the following types of products:

  • • Blower
  • • Hedge Trimmer
  • • Pruner
  • • Trimmer
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Repair Instructions: Submitted by Customers Like You
12 of 15 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Trimmer
Parts Used:
Spring and Container - 638033001
Starter Pulley Assembly - 308386001
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
Less than 15 minutes
Tools Used:
, Screwdriver w/star bit
String wouldn't recoil after pulling it !
I just simply removed the starter pulley, spring and container and replace it, it works like new now !
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6 of 7 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Chain Saw
Parts Used:
Spring and Container - 638033001
Drum And Connector - 308177001
Repair Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench Set, Nutdriver, Torx head drivers
Starter cord handle broke and retracted.
First I would like to thank Mark and all his useful videos, without which I would have never been able to do this. His videos provided clear procedures that were easy to follow, and he puts on a better, more professional video with each new one he produces.
There are differences between the BC30 that I have and the SS30 in the video, so I would like to take this opportunity to go over the differences with anyone else who has this model.
1. The clutch drum takes a T20 Torx head driver, not a T25 used in the video, but the rest of the fasteners are T25.
2. The starter spring goes face down against the plastic ribs with the metal cover covering it, so the spring is not visible other than its center tab showing through the hole in the cover plate. The part is shown this way in the parts lists, too. Then you can set the 6-7 turn preload in a clockwise (vice a clockwise) fashion, attach your starter cord, and the cord will retract properly (counter clockwise). For this part it's a definitely good to have a helper when tying the cord, I'm just not good at one handed tying like Mark.
3. Mine uses the two clutch plates, too. Put the first one on in a reverse shape like Mark does, and the second in a normal. This way the two clutch plate surfaces with the small dimple will be facing each other. The dimples don't have to exactly face each other, just the surfaces, so even if the dimples are 180 off it's still ok.
4. I use mine as a pole saw and have several other Expand-it attachments, so make sure the clutch drum engages properly with the drive pin inside the pole and doesn't get positioned off center.
5. If your trimmer won't start, try reversing the electrical leads to the cutoff switch, they are not marked. The right way it will start (eventually), the wrong way it will never start.

Also replaced the fuel tank the lines were cracking and sucking air, making priming impossible. The tank comes with the lines pre attached and Mark has a useful video on this, too. Also cleaned the carburetor with carburetor cleaner and cleaned the sponge style air filter. Now it runs and drives the saw again!
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2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Trimmer
Parts Used:
Spring and Container - 638033001
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Socket set
Trimmer starter would not recoil
Removed starter rope pulley, spring container and spring. Installed new container and spring and replaced pulley, tensioned spring, replaced starter rope, installed baffle over pulley, and re-assembled trimmer. Starter recoil now works great!
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Blower
Parts Used:
Spring and Container - 638033001
Pulley - 518501001
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Power Drill, Socket set, New 5 foot section of starter rope. (hardware store)
Starter rope would not retract
Make sure you have;
spline screwdrivers
13/16 socket
Drill two holes in the fan so you can hold it in place while taking off the shaft nut
Clean all parts before assembly
Follow arrow as to the direction to wind the new rope
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Tool Type:
Trimmer
Parts Used:
Spring and Container - 638033001
Baffle - 984837001
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Pliers, torx driver#25 #27
starter rope would not rewind
Took boom off disconnected kill wires and throttle wire.Removed torx screws on starter housing 4 at face 2 at top back.the starter pulley had separated and the spring inside starter pulley (2piece) had jumped out of the hole it fits in to hold everything in place and cut groove in it. Put new spring and container and starter pulley in housing put everything back together..and 1st pull same problem. Could not see anything wrong so short of buying complete starter housing( discontinued) I started from scratch threw everything into it new baffle another spring and starter pulley so far all is working well. Now! to back up a bit..this all started as I was trimming and took a break when I pulled to crank it the yellow handle on starter rope busted from age and rope flew back into housing so to sum it up..i think it bent baffle because this seemed to be the area causing my problem!
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Tool Type:
Trimmer
Parts Used:
Spring and Container - 638033001
Pulley-Starter - PS01122
Starter Rope - 900849002
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver
Pull start fails to retract
1. Separated the trimmer shaft to make handling unit easier then Disassembled the case from the outside of the engine.
2. Removed spark plug and interred end of plastic tie wrap to bind cylinder while loosening clutch assembly fro front of engine.
3. Removed starter housing and removed spring retainer
4. Cut pull handle from old string and saved for reuse.
5. Removed old spring and starter pulley.
6. Assembled new spring and new starter pulley and wound starter rope.
7. Places new assembly into starter housing ensuring spring notch was positioned in the grove, turned assembly and spring to apply 3 turns of tension on spring, feed starter rope thru hole and applied small vise grip on outside of rope to hold Spring tension.
8. Reinstalled spring retainer, pulled starter rope to fully wind spring to its max and moved the vise grip to a position on the rope closest to the starter housing to hole spring tension while knitting the pull handle in place.
9. Removed the vise grip and ensured the starter rope retracted into the housing correctly.
10. Installed starter housing, clutch assembly, spark plug, engine cover and reassembled the trimmer head to shaft.
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Tool Type:
Trimmer
Parts Used:
Clutch Assembly - 300960002
Spring and Container - 638033001
Washer - PS05268
Easy Starter Assembly - 310022003
Starter Baffle - 518994001
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Wrench Set, Nutdriver
Starter assembly melted
Used parts diagram from this site.
Main trick was a clutch removal from the shaft.
I didn't realize that a clutch is threaded to the shaft and broke it during removal.
New clutch from this site actually shows an arrow that indicates a direction of rotation for a clutch to be removed. Original clutch didn't have that.
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Tool Type:
Blower
Parts Used:
Spring and Container - 638033001
Momentary Contact Switch - 760338004
Starter Rope 42 In. - 900849012
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Power Drill, Socket set
Broken recoil
used You Tube video
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Tool Type:
Trimmer
Parts Used:
Spring and Container - 638033001
Starter Baffe - 518692001
Easy Starter Assembly - 310022003
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
1-2 hours
Tools Used:
Adjustable Wrench, nut runner
recoil spring broke
Removed recoil assy from housing
Replaced worn / broken parts
Rewound new pull cord
re assembled all to housing
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Tool Type:
Blower
Parts Used:
Spring and Container - 638033001
Starter Pulley - 521519001
Screw 10-24 X 3/4 In - 660629005
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Nutdriver
Blower starter spring broke.
Removed old string and spring. Replaced them with new.
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Discussion
Discussion for Spring and Container - ( 638033001 )
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Question: Starter Spring With Container Fo...

Oxamus

I bought the same spring and container from a different company and it came uncoiled if I buy yours is it already coiled in the container or do I have to do it also
WJA
The Ryobi 638033001 Spring and Container, does have the spring already wound in the container.
Question: Replace Pull Start Spring Homeli...

clark64

Please help with direction to replace spring for pull rope start system on Homelite Mighty Mite handheld blower UT)8520 thanks
WJA
Hello clark64,

We have prepared an article and video on How to Fix the Starter on a Ryobi Trimmer I know it is not exactly the same set up as on the Homelite blower, but hopefully it will give you and idea on how to repair yours. There is one other option available to you. You can order the part number 308889001 Lower Housing With Starter Assembly, which has the complete assembly already to bolt on your machine.

-WJA
Take off any covers over the impeller and grab the impeller with a vice-grips to hold it in place while unscrewing the nut holding it on. Loosen any screws behind it any any others holding the powerhead to the blower. Then you should just be able to pull off the starter pulley to get to the spring. Replace your starter rope while you are there! These instructions may not be exact as I have never worked on a Homelite MightyLite blower, but I have worked on the Weed Eater FL1500 which is very similar. Good luck!
Question: Replacement

Thom3170

how to install the Spring & Container for a Homelite blower?
Question: Re Installing A Recoil In A Ryob...

art1962

ryobi hedge trimmer 26cc gas Any easy way
WJA
Hello art1962,

We have an article and video that subject for a string trimmer. Unfortunately we do not have one for a hedge trimmer. But I think if you look at the one we have it will give you a good idea on how to repair yours. Here is the link to it.

How to Fix the Starter on a Ryobi Trimmer

Hope this helps,
-WJA
Question: Recoil Spring

fishcalls

can i get a recoil spring for the cs30
WJA
Hello fishcalls,

The part number for the starter recoil spring is 638033001.

Hope this helps,
-WJA
The video shows him puting in the spring and plate with the spring exposed. I put mine together and took it apart about 5 times before I realized IT has to be turned over... wound the rope the wrong way.. over instead of under
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