Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lawrenceville NJ
Even if the cord it's pulling back into the housing all the way, it could lack the tension, strength, and winding it once or twice will strengthen the retraction. Sometimes when you pull the cord, the retraction isn't very strong, it doesn't go in fast enough, so I wind once or twice and it's fine. If there's any resistance because it's getting old, rusty, that one or two winds, it's all that's necessary to overcome this resistance.
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