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I want to replace the pull cord on my lawnboy lawnmower which also has electric start. The pull cord broke and the battery for the electric start is no longer functional.

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  • dave_soucie Mar 04, 2009

    hello mr jerr I have a newer lawn boy with the pull start in the upper housing, it's a model A 8239 AE. The pull cord runs up through the cover that goes over the fly wheel which also contains the gas tank.

    JERRY ABELL May 11, 2010

    hello mr d, that lawnboy # A8239AE,is not a lawn boy number,sorry i can't help you any more than that.

    JERRY ABELL May 11, 2010


    JERRY ABELL May 11, 2010

    mr d im waiting for those numbers

    JERRY ABELL May 11, 2010

    mr d , do you have a tecumseh or a briggs engine,the model number would help a whole lot,the model # is located on the silver tag on the engine pull start housing.

    JERRY ABELL May 11, 2010

    hello mr d, do you have the newer lawn boy with the pull start in the upper housing or the older moaer wiyh the pull start on the side of the engine,this is important to know.



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