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Safety Shut Off Cord Keeps Messing Up

When I try to start my mower, the safety shut off cable will not allow me to.
I can start it and cut but when I shut it off, it will not start again. It is the cable
and I think there should be a solution but I can not figure it out. It seems to
be stretched out and will not pull back enough to start.

Anyone interesting in helping a woman with this problem? I can usually
figure things out but this has me stumped.

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SOURCE: the pull cord broke I just can figure out how to

1) Remove the recoil housing
**NOTE: normally you DO NOT need to remove the rotor pulley or spring to replace the rope.
This is the area that causes so many guys a lot of extra trouble!
2) Locate the string that is left and the hole it is threaded thru
3) Determine how much string has broken off of the rope that came out
*Note: if more than 1 inch is left, then the rope needs to be replaced
4) Obtained a length of rope appropriate for your engine, it is always better to have too much rope.
You can always shorten if it is too long.
Make sure both ends are melted to a point for easier threading thru handle and rope rotor
5) Wind the rotor in the direction of what the rope would pull,
(this will tighten the spring) until the spring is completely wound.
Remove 1/2 to 1 revolution.
6) Install the rope (with the handle installed on one end) thru the recoil housing and towards the rope rotor.
Tie a knot in the end of the rope, leaving a 3/8" tail free.
Then allow rope to wind onto the rotor until all rope is wound.
8) Pull the rope several times to position rope properly into rotor.
*note : there should be NO droop in the handle after released
9) When the unit is functioning proplerly, re-install housing onto engine.

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SOURCE: lawn mower pull cord

This works best with two people. Remove cover and pull cord will be inside cover. If your handle on pull cord is attatched to a metal ring up on the handle, you will need 8 foot of new pull cord.
With all the old cord removed, wind cord pulley 6 revolunations, now, have someone hold the pulley, while you string the new cord thru pulley and out the cord hole on cover. Be sure to put a knot on the end going thru pulley. Draw cord all the way thru and out of the cover. Attatch the handle and let it rewind. You will have extra cord, this will be used up going from engine up the handle. I hope this helps

Posted on May 09, 2010

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SOURCE: MTD Yard Machines 22'' mower, pull cord won't extend

From what you describe it sounds like the line may be tangled, remove the rewind housing in order to inspect the line up close.

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

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SOURCE: When yanking on the pull cord to start engine

Im guessing that you have started it before, so I guess , check that its not flooding ,pull air filter out see If you can see heaps of fuel in the bottom hole ,if you do take spark plug out pull cord a few times without holding start cable or you will catch on fire replace spark plug try starting ,no start still flooding take it to a lawn mower place ,float may have a hole in it , if not flooding, on the bottom of the cardy one brass nut , four holes find them clear then, start also a brass pipe going into the center of the carby is probable blocked

Posted on Jun 18, 2010

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SOURCE: Mower cord is hard to pull and it makes a crying

starter clutch under recoil is seizing on shaft...need to polish shaft and lubricate....recoil housing will probably be damaged as well

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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