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Lawn mower recoil spring

The pull cord broke when trying to start and then made a loud metal clinking noise. It looks as if the spring came uncoiled and is loose in the recoil. I can not get the recoil starter off of the engine top because something is jammed and holding it on. What should i do?

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Remove mounting nuts, pry recoil off fly wheel. Purchase new recoil assembly at mower repair store.

Posted on May 28, 2014

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SOURCE: Troy Bilt Lawn Mower pull Cord broken

there should be four bolts holding the cover on that houses the pull cord assembly take the bolts out look inside you should see the rest of the broken cord at the other end there is a spool that the cord rolls up in to pull the cord until it stops the other end of the cord is a not in the cord pull on the knot the broken peice should come out turn the spool 2 times in the direction that is against the pressre while holding the spool in place feed the new cord in through the whole that you pulled the broken cord out of then tie the cord in a knot wind the rest of the cord up then feed the other end of the cord through the new pull handle tie the cord in a knot put the housing back on

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

SOURCE: Starter cord loose on Bolens 4.5 HP lawn mower

Need to remove the pull cord assembly. Something is amiss in there. If you don't want to attempt it, I'd take it to a shop.

Posted on May 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Starting issues. Can't pull cord.

Make sure your flywheel brake is not engaged or the cover is hindering the mechanism somehow after it is installed

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a cub cadet lawn mower broken pull cord

just rewind the spring starting with the outer end and fill it back into unit. I always have the rope extended and rewind it back in and reinstall

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

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SOURCE: lawn mower needs new cord to crank the engine. how do i replace the cord

Remove the 3 bolts located on the flywheel housing.(should be 7/16") one in front and two on side.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

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  1. Undo and remove screws holding the starter cowling onto the engine. Remove cowling carefully
  2. Use a screwdriver to prise up the clips that hold the pulley unit inside the cowling
  3. On the side of the pulley there is a slot which the end of the recoil spring hooks into - unhook the spring
  4. Allow the spring to uncoil from the pulley and unhook the other end of it from the centre of the pulley boss.
  5. Pull out remains of old cord and thread new one it. Tie a stopper knot in the end but do not wrap it around the pulley yet.
  6. refit the spring and fir the pulley back into the retaining clips on the cowling.
  7. Turn the pulley 13 and 1/4 turns anti-clockwise to wind the spring up again.
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