Question about Power Generators

1 Answer

Pull cord I just want to know if a pull cord on a generator can be replaced. and if so where can you buy a replacement

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    the recoil assembly of my coleman 1850 watts generator is broken, where can i buy this part?


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 10,865 Answers

Yes. Most any hardware store can sell you a new cord. If you want to replace both the cord and the pull mechanism you may have to contact a dealer.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

  • 342 Answers

SOURCE: I broke the pull cord on my generator; how do I

you should remove the housing usually 4 bolts
dont remove anything else then look at the pully and remove the old chord tie a knot in the new chord and slot it into the hole on the pulley
you should then see a notch in the edge of the pulley this is for the chord to sit in while you turn the pully enough times to tension the recoil spring once tensioned enough so that it recoils all the chord slot the chord through the hole in the outer casing through the pull hande and knot it job done then refit

Posted on May 10, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How can I replace starter pull cord?

Hi James:
Replacing any starter cord is usually a matter of removing the pull start assembly, pulling the cord until it is completely unwound, block the reel so it cannot retract, remove the old cord, (remember EXACTLY how it was connected), install a new cord, unblock the reel so it can retract, re-install the assembly.
It may be necessary to remove covers or engine shrouds to get to the pull start assembly. That's part of the fun of "do-it-yourself".

Mar 19, 2016 | Power Generators

1 Answer

How do u get into the pull cord assembly to fix the cord to the coul

Hi Martha,here's the type of lawnmower I have,it's a video showing you how to replace your rope,if not your type of mower,let me know what type and hopefully I can find you a video,it's real simple.I bought my mower from Lowe's. Small Engine Repair Replacing the Starter Pull Cord on Briggs Stratton...

Aug 02, 2015 | Power Generators

1 Answer

How to replace starter cord

buy about 2 meters of rope,and disassembly the round cover at starter cord.pull out all the rope and change it makin roll it again inside the wheel holding it.

Sep 02, 2014 | Power Generators

1 Answer

My pull cord broke. Is this something I can do or do I have to find a service person. By the way, I am a hurricane victim without power for at least a week. No service person is even accepting calls.

Hi Jimmy,

Here's a link to a YouTube video on replacing a starter rope. It might not be exactly the same as your generator but gives you an idea of what you have to do:

If you search in YouTube for "replacing pull cord + generator" you will find more videos.

Hope this helps!

Aug 29, 2011 | Briggs & Stratton Power Products 5,550...

1 Answer

My 26 year old Briggs & Stratton 8 hp engine (on a

Did you remember to "wind" the cord when you replaced it. They normally have a spring type of set up that you have to wind before you bolt everything together.

Jun 30, 2011 | Briggs & Stratton Power Generators

2 Answers

Recoil starter spring has unwound Briggs & Stratton 4 HP mower motor

you can buy the whole recoil + pull cord ready to install ,or have a small engine shop rewind it if you cant. some times the tab that held it breaks and you have to replace it.

Mar 06, 2010 | Briggs & Stratton Power Products 5,550...

1 Answer

Honda 2000i generator need to replace power pull cord

take of cover where cord goes in watch direction and replace cord. wind up spring in right direction, test and replace cover.

Dec 09, 2009 | Power Generators

1 Answer

Generater run with low oil,cant pull starter cord more than a couple of inchs,I think the motor is locked can it be repaired

Probably, but you just can't know till the engine is torn down for inspection. Will have to replace the rod, possibly the crank. Look also for damage to piston & cylinder wall. You might be better off with replacement engine.

Jun 24, 2009 | Power Generators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Power Generators Logo

Related Topics:

1,301 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Power Generators Experts

John Trevino

Level 3 Expert

1378 Answers


Level 3 Expert

479 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Are you a Power Generator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides