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Read through this completely before doing any work.

1) remove the plastic cover on the engine. Usually a couple of phillips head screws.

2) remove recoil housing. It will either come off as just the round part on top the sheet metal shroud or the entire shroud may need to be removed. You will need a rachet set for this.

3) remove any remaining pull cord from recoil pulley. You can do this by pulling the cords knot from the inside of the recoil pulley.

4) rewind the recoil in the direction of starter rope pull. Place a screwdriver once you have 7-9 turns made. The screwdriver goes between the spokes of the recoil pulley and the spokes on the recoil shroud. Align the hole in the pulley with the hole in the cover where the cord comes out. Then drop in the screwdriver.

5) get a new length of cord. *(check the old one for overall length as a guage) after melting and pointing the end of the cord push it through the outer hole till it shows at the inner hole.

6) tie a knot in the pulley end of the cord so it can be pulled back out and then remove the screwdriver while pulling tension on the recoil cord so it doesnt get totally sucked into the recoil. You should end up with about two feet of free cable dangling so you can put on the t handle and place it through the eyelet on the mower handles right side *(from operators position).

7) put the recoil cover back on the mower and try a slow pull to see if the cord has enough travel. If it doesnt, you will need to put more winds on it. Which might require more cord as well. You may want to go online and lookup your mower to see if you can find specs on how long the cord should be.

You should wear cut resistant gloves and eye protection at the very least while doing this procedure. Good luck and be careful!

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You should remove the recoil cover and see if you can rewind the rope manually.

It isnt too hard and will let you know immediately if you need to replace the recoil.

Just the recoil unit by loosening the three or four bolts and lift it off the trimmer. Turn it over and look at the recoil spool. There should be a notch in it. This is were you catch a bit of the starter rope and start turning it in the direction of normal rotation. Normal rotation will put tension on the recoil spring.
When you put 4-6 turns into it just let it recoil and see if it pulls all the rope back in. That's it. If the cord didnt recoil something inside the recoil has broken and you need to get the unit serviced or replaced. Most of the time the cost of repairing something like this is prohibitive. Its a better idea to just replace the whole unit.

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