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If this is an Ardisam Earthquake 8900 auger, their website describes the engine as a Tecumseh TC300. The part number appears to be 640347A. An aftermarket model is available from Amazon for $28.50 with free shipping. Sears also carries an OEM carb that is $67.57.
the way i done this was drilling out the rivets,replacing the cord and putting new rivets back in.if you dont have new rivets or the tool to put them in with you can use self tapping screws instead. i hope this helps you out?
take the top cover off the engine. you will see the coil on top there. unplug the wire that plugs into it. put the cover back on and try to start it. if it starts it is not the coil. try a different spark plug first. pull the cord with the plug out to get all the gas out of the engine.
You can buy the whole part...cord,handle,recoil spring all in one piece and remove the old install the new...or you can just buy a legth of pull cord and swap everything over.
First take off the top 4 phillip screws and remove the plastic cover....don't forget to pull off the oil fill cap, next drill out the center of the three pop rivets that hold the recoil spring in place, use a drill bit a little smaller than the rivet, next tap the rivet out using a punch and a hammer, next install the pull chord by first rewindind the coil spring then locking it oin place so it wont twist back and install the new line(pull cord)...next install it on the top of the motor and install 3 new 1/4" aluminumn pop rivets 3/8" long with a pop rivet gun all can be purchased atb Ace Hardware...reinstall the reverse of dismantle proceedure and happy mowing...don't forget to attach the black plastic/rubber pull cord handle.
Here is a video that shows how to do it, the motor that is worked on is a Honda, but Tecumseh is exactly the same. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3ZMVFi0yqY&feature=PlayList&p=E64BE7A0A00C8560&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=75
broken cord? remove bolts holding recoil housing.lift housing straight up,you may have to wiggle it a bit.turn housing over,remove any cord thats left,note how & where it connects to the spool.wind the spool [and consquently the spring under it]in the direction the cord would turn it as pulled when starting.hold spool tight.thread new cord through hole in housing.let spool turn back just enough to attach new cord.hold cord & housing,let spring "re-coil" cord slowly.check for smooth operation.replace housing.you may need to pull cord slightly to align 'square' shaft w/hole in spool.only after you are satisfied with the operation of it adjust length of cord by pushing excess cord through the handle,tie a new knot,then cut off excess,if any.
take off the and and turn the coiler on the inside a few turns and when it starts to get tight put a screwdrive through it so it wont spin, put the rope in the hole and bring it out and tie a knot. the turn it gently to release the screwdriver and let it coil the rope back in