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Replacing starter rope on 6.5 hp briggs and stratton mower

I have an old Scotts 2 in 1 mulch side discgharge power propelled mower with a 6.5 hp Intake Edge OHV briggs and staratton engine. The starter rope broke.

I took the plastic cover off the top and then there was a metal piece over where the rope should go. There are 3 or 4 bolts that have a round place, not a phillips or flat head screw. How do you get those off or what do I need to do next to replace the starter rope?

Could you give me step by step instructions on how to replace the starter rope. I would greatly appreciate it.

thanks.

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