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Re: replacing a rope
Replacing the rope is not difficult but tricky. Remove the starter cover and place it on your workbench with the plastic rewind spool visible and remove the old rope noting how it was tied. The rope is sold in various sizes from # 3 to # 6.5. Most mowers use a #4.5 length of about 6 to 7 feet. You may not need this much but more is better. Now practice inserting the rope thru the hole where it comes out into the hole where it ties. Once you can do this you are ready to wind. The spool winds when you pull the rope, that why it recoils when you let go of the rope. With that in mind, turn (wind) the spool in the same direction that it turns when you pull the rope. It should be getting tighter as you turn. Keep winding in the direction that it turns when you pull the rope untill it will not go anymore. It should be very tight. Now unwind one complete turn and align the hole of the spool to the hole in the housing and hold it there while you insert the rope from outside hole into the spool and tie knot. After the knot is tied slowly let rope rewind into the spool untill it stops on its own. You are done. You should have plenty of extra rope left to extend out to the handlebar. Enjoy
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I suspect you asked this question because your recoil starter rope has broken , so first let me say be extreemly carefull the coiled spring on top of rope pully has a lot of tension to it , it can and will hurt you if it gets out of the pocket it sets in, what ive allways done is to NOT remove the pully at all but hold it with a large C clamp i put this on right after i get about 6 good turns to tighen the spring then i apply clamp , use a razor knife to cut ball off end of old rope and pull out using pliers thread new rope from outside rope guide to into the rope pully and knot if off in original hole (use a lighter to part melt rope end) measure off about 5 feet of rope and tie starter handle on there then its simple just slowly let clamp pressure off the pulley will pull rope in to cover automaticly done !!!
OK first remove recoil unit off motor, Whats the pull start.
Next pull the rope all the way out.Watch the direction the rope pulling is turning. When the rope is pulled as far it can be put something in to hold pulley where it is. Cut off rope knot and remove rope.Then hold pulley remove what is holding it from moving then continue turning rope pulley in same direction until it stops.Then turn opposite way to line up hole in pulley and hole in metal shield and block. Then slide rope through holes and tie knot tight. Release pulley slowly and rope is going to retract just like new...
Remove recoil rope assembly. Ensure rope is properly wrapped around. While recoil assembly is removed use ratchet and socket to rotate fly wheel, remove spark plug first, observe compression and exhaust at spark plug whole during rotation of fly wheel. Clean or replace spark plug. Ensure oil is full. 30w. Set spark plug gap. Always use Stabile in gas. Replace coil rope is required. Purchased by the foot at any mower repair store.
This is best done with two people. Remove cover, place down so you are viewing the rope pulley. Remove all old rope. Measure 8 foot of new rope. line up pulley rope hole with rope opening in cover. Wind rope pulley 6 turns. Push new rope thru both rope openings, one in pulley and one in cover. Pull rope thru pulley and cover. Tie knot in pulley end of rope, Slowely release rope so it rewinds onto pulley. Install hope handle, your done. was'nt that easy? You will have extra rope, this is needed to go from engine to handle support on your mower handle.
there are 3 bolts that you remove and thatwill allow the coil houseing to come off pull off buy new rope and wind the rop onto the rope holder then roll the spring to it's tighest postion put pull handle on and tie know it rope burn the end of the rope with a lighter to keep it from comming apart, be sure to thread the rope threw any holes before tieing knot. then replace it back on and bolt it together. and your set.
remove the starter housing, usually only 3 or 4 bolts or screws. on the inside should be a large white or black wheel, hold the outer case with one hand and rotate the wheel counter-clockwise with the other as many times as can without force. on the inside of the wheel should be a small hole, rotate the wheel to line it up with rope guide hole on the outer case/housing. use a nail or small screwdriver to help hold in place. feed the start rope through the 2 holes and tie a knot at the end, single or double depending on the size of the hole. if the end of the rope is frayed, use lighter to melt and twist to a point to make it easier to handle. when reassembling you may need to jiggle the handle for realignment. it works on an inner spring coil tensioner system, so if the cable has no tension when rotated or doesn't recoil back, the starter assembly will need to be replaced.