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  • Bob Chambers
    Bob Chambers Jul 10, 2010

    Duh... How do you do that? Pretend that I am STUPID! and PLEASE give specific steps, pictures, time saving tips, cautions, etc.

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    Bob Chambers
    St. Louis, Mo.

  • Bob Chambers
    Bob Chambers Apr 21, 2013

    Since I don't know how to take it apart, I just put it on the picnic table and turn the trimmer head backwards and that winds the starter rope back in for another pull.... After 2 or 3 pulls, it starts and then it pulls the starter rope back in its self. I award myself 100 points for figuring this "free" problem solver out since no one else came up with an intelligent, step by step answer! Probably will work for all trimmers...

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First, we'll talk about a simple rope replacement. In most cases you will have to remove the blower housing from the engine to get to the underside of the rewind starter where the rope is. We'll assume at this point that the spring is ok and you can just wind it back up again. You can check the spring by turning on the hub in a counter-clockwise direction and see if the spring gains tension. Do not try to remove the spring from its holder or you may end up having to take the mower in for service.
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6. Put the blower housing back on and your ready to start the engine & mow.
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