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The pull rope on my Toro push mower broke. It has an automatic rewind. How do I replace the rope?

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Remove the top of the housing and repl rope, its pretty easy

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  3. Once the pulley is all the way out, with the most tension, either use the screwdriver between the spokes of the pulley, or use the vise grips to hold the pulley in place; be careful not to place too much pressure on the vise grips, the plastic pulley may break!
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