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Re: Pull cord broke

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Tom in TN

04-11-2013 20:42:52
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Stan,

I've replaced LOTS of pull ropes over the years, and in fact, I need to replace one on my rototiller right now.

Every one that I've ever done has a chimney-like part sticking up that the pull cord runs into and out of when the cord is pulled/released. That chimney-like part is riveted onto a metal shroud that covers the top of the engine. The metal shroud is bolted to the engine with four small bolts which are on the side of engine, not on the top.


If you remove the four small bolts you can lift the metal shroud off of the engine and then you'll have easy access to the recoil mechanism/pull rope etc.

Maybe yours is different, but I've never seen one that wasn't as I've described.

Good luck,

Tom in TN

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JRSutton

04-12-2013 04:46:18
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 Re: Pull cord broke in reply to Tom in TN, 04-11-2013 20:42:52  
same here - never met one that didn't come off with a few nuts or bolts.

You really do want to get to the pulley itself to do it right.

Knots are only going to drive you crazy, even if there is enough to tie onto.

I'd suggest youtube. There are a LOT of great how-to videos out there - probably for the very mower you're working on.

Do it right and I think you'll be surprised at how easy it was. The starter assemblies are designed to allow for cord replacement.

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