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My pull cord on my craftsman mower broke and I bought a new cord but cant get the pulley cover off to replace it, how do you do it?

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If you have the same model a I do, it has rivets not screws, and I suspect the entire motor cover must be remove (machine bolts at front and beneath the gas tank) the retaining ring hex bolts at top releases the gas tank which can be tilted out of the way

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With all the side screws removed it should come right off. There will be a little resistance, but that's normal.

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