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Mower pull cord gets stuck

My pull cord gets stuck and makes a sound like it is hitting metal. my daughter may have damaged the metal housing on it when she was working on a loose wheel today. I cannot see any thing bent and I don't know how to remove the part where the cord winds into. it seem to have rivets holding it on.

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Does it get stuck in or out, if it gets stuck out the retractor coil may have broken like the inside of a tape measure.

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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

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SOURCE: Pull cord replacement

You don't, you must remove the entire housing to replace rewind parts.

Posted on Jun 01, 2010

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