Originally Posted by I Heart Thomas Muster
On the second pull the lockout lever pops out further than the first time I pull the string. I find that aspect very odd.
That tells me it is not a brake adjustment. That lever is binding somewhere. Chances are if you take it all apart you may not get it all back together right and if you do the tension adjustment will not be linear. I would suggest you send it back if it isn't something obvious you can fix.