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take of the plastic cover on top. there should be 3 bolts that hold on the starter tin (cover) turn it upside down and pull rope all the way out. have someone hold the plastic wheel inside so it does not unwind. it has tension on it. cut the knot on the inside and pull the old rope out. wind the spring spool up all the way and back it off to the first time the hole in the spool lines up with the hole in the tin. push the new rope through the hole in the tin and through the hole in the plastic spool. tie a knot in the end of the new rope and push it in the knot hole. put the pull rope handle grip back on. let go and be sure it pulls out and retracts good. put back on in reverse order of taking off.
take off any plastic covers, take off pull rope housing, take out old pull rope tie a knot at the end of new rope to be installed. wind rope housing counter clock ways to tighten the spring up. when it stops turning back of one turn. line up the hole on the plastic wheel with the hole on the side of housing and push new rope through. pull rope till the knot seats in the knot hole. put rope handle on and the covers. there are many videos that will show you how to do this on you tube. good luck.
Remove the recoil. Sometimes depending up on model this required complete air shroud removal. Remove the parts of the old rope. Remove the rope fro the rope handle. NOTE the knot in the handle. Brun both ends of the nylon rope with a match and pinch the burned end into as small of circumference as possible. Install new rope into the starter handle and tie the knot. Pull the new rope into the handle until it seats securely.
Prewind the recoil pulley as far as you can easily wind it. Back it off (unwind) just until the rope guide and pulley knot hole are aligned. Then either c-clamp it in place with the rope knot hole aligned with the rope guide hole or have a 2nd person hold it the pretensioned spring and pulley in position. Thread the rope through the rope guide and on into the pulley knot hole. (takes some effort to get it aligned and through the knot hole!) Pull the new rope through the knot hole and tie 1 knot. Pull starter rope and fit knot into pulley knot hole. Release pulley C-clamp or have helper let go of pulley. Rope should rewind into the recoil.
Reinstall recoil / air shroud. Happy mowing!
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Don't need to take it out. If you flip it upside down you can see the wheel the cord goes on. Inside the wheel you will see a slot with a hole in it . Get enough slack to cut the knot off and clean out the old rope. The wheel has a coil spring in it the winds up like a clock spring. DO NOT REMOVE the wheel if the spring is not broke. It is a pain to get back together .
Wind it up and then stick a screw diver though to keep it from unwinding. Line up the holes and feed a length of pull rope (3 feet or so long) through the holes and tie a knot in the end. Pull the rope and set the knot. Remove the screw driver and let the rope wind itself up. Put the handle on the loose end then pull just enough tension to tie another knot in the rope so the handle stay on and is snug against the assemble when released.
You will have to remove the recoil assy if it can be removed without the air shroud or the entire upper engine cover / air shroud with the recoil. This procedure should be performed by 2 people that at NOT distracted.
First you will have to have a replacement rope. Burn the end of the new rope your going to install into the spool and pinch it so that the end is smaller than the rope and pointed. Install the pull handle on the new rope and make sure there is a good single knot on the end of the rope that goes into the pull handle.
Next you will have to remove all pieces of the old starter rope.
Then you have to pre-wind the spring of the recoil so that if you were to allow it to turn it would turn in a direction that would pull the starter rope onto the recoil spool
NOTE: Once the pre-wind is done if anyone lets go of the spool it can DAMAGE the recoil spring When your prewinding... Turn the spool until snugs and does not want to move anymore. Then back off the spool until the rope KNOT hole is aligned with the recoil rope guide.
Thread the new rope through recoil rope guide and into the KNOT hole in the spool. (Ice pick scribe jewlers screwdriver... will be required to pull the new rope up and out through the knot hole. TIE a KNOT in the bitter end of the rope and pull the knot into the knot hole.
FINALLY have 2nd person release the spool and it will rewind onto the spool.
Install the recoil / air shroud.
to just put the rope in take starter cover off look inside the cover and turn thr pully to the left counter clock wise turn till it turns no more line up the two hole one from the pully and one on the starter cover where the rope was originaly put the rope in thr hole and tie a knot this is called preload has to have tention on thr pully to pull the string back but if thr spring is broke its another process
I don't know exactly what you have there, but starters in general work pretty much the same. What you have to do with any starter when you replace the rope is to first wind up the spring with the pulley. Turn the pulley in the direction it would be turning if you were pulling the rope. When it's wound tight, back off to align the rope hole in the cover and the pulley. Stick the rope from the outside through the cover and pulley and tie a knot. Then let the spring tension pull the rope into the starter. Hope that helps. Dwain
If your rope broke, there was no reason to take the spring out. The rope can be replaced just by taking the rewind housing off, turning pulley to get rest of old rope out, wind the pulley (and spring) the direction the rope would be pull it when starting. Then , when it's wound tight, back off to align the holes in pulley and cover. Hold it there, stick about an 8' piece of rope from the outside through the pulley and tie a knot. Hold the rope and let the spring pull the rope back into the starter. an tie handle back. Take your housing, and spring to a shop. They can re-install the spring and put on a rope a heck of a lot cheaper that buying that whole assembly.
1st get same size cord 24" long .remove pull start assy. remove old rope.burn & smash ends flat of new rope(helps it go thru holes on pulley & cover easy). tie small knot in 1 end of rope. unwind spring pressure like if rope is pulled all the way out when starting.align holes in pulley & cover .fish rope thru holes start on pulley side, out thru cover so knotted end on pulley side.when ropes thru slip handle on .rewind spring will wind itself pulling rope in . your done