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Lawn boy mower bought used wouldnt start then the rope broke

How do I replace a recoil rope for a lawn boy mower

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There are 3 bolts that you remove and thatwill allow the coil houseing to come off pull off buy new rope and wind the rop onto the rope holder then roll the spring to it's tighest postion put pull handle on and tie know it rope burn the end of the rope with a lighter to keep it from comming apart, be sure to thread the rope threw any holes before tieing knot. then replace it back on and bolt it together. and your set.

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