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Pull cord broke on my lawn boy mower,new cord won't retract??

Replaced cord, but i can't get the cord to retract after pullling?...any hints?

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Well done on replacement of cord...but it appears you have not PRE TENTIONED the cord by holding the cord and turning in the same direction as pulling untill some resistance is felt (to pull the cord back in) then it must be held while you thread it through the out let and pull handle and make a big knot! Test to ensure pawls come out to engage with pulley...fit same job done!! Cheers

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I don't know exactly what you have there, but starters in general work pretty much the same. What you have to do with any starter when you replace the rope is to first wind up the spring with the pulley. Turn the pulley in the direction it would be turning if you were pulling the rope. When it's wound tight, back off to align the rope hole in the cover and the pulley. Stick the rope from the outside through the cover and pulley and tie a knot. Then let the spring tension pull the rope into the starter. Hope that helps. Dwain

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