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Any tips on replacing the recoil spring on my MTD cultivator - seem unable to hold it in place - a sheitch of how ends are located could help? Cheers Brian

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The re-coil spring is most likely broken in the housing.
Part Number is: MTD 791-613102
Parts diagram is here:
http://www.partstree.com/parts/?lc=mtd&mn=121R+21A-121R700&dn=07281000001
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