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How to change the pull starter cord.

Pull cord unraveling knotted inside recoil starter. Recoil is revited to engine housing, how to remove. model number 12A-446A011 47273

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Although it looks like you simply un-bolt the recoil starter you need remove the whole blower (flywheel) housing as there are nuts on the back side.
  • Once the housing is off, remove the broken rope and prepare a length of rope to replace it base upon the old ropes length. Probably close to 6 feet.Don't forget to put the pull handle on the new rope.
  • Tighten the recoil pulley in the direction it normally turns as you pull the rope out until it stops.
  • Slowly back of up to one turn to align the hole in the pulley with the housing hole and hold it in that position while you insert the rope and try a sturdy knot.
  • Slowly let recoil assembly pull the rope back in and test that it is working properly before re-installing the housing.
  • Once you are satisfied that the recoil is working properly re-install the remaining covers.

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take off cap then take out old pull cord once done get a cord long enough some will hanging out when recoil rewinds rope next there is hole in rewind pulley make sure you find it then hard part rewind spring on recoil till it stop hold tight the unwind 2 winds hold on tight next slip cord trough houseing and through pull hole put screw driver threw holes in threw rehousing that will hold in place the pulley not the cord take a lighter heat the cord up this will keep the knot in place grab cord remove screw driver from houseing hold cord tight pull cord until knot is seated next two pulley slowly let reciol wind rope in until it stops should be cord hanging out grab hiold of cord next to recoil hole pull out for two pulley revolution hold there install handle on rope tie knot heat knot with lighter your done cut off excess rope reinstall cap and completey down let me no if you have problem i will help im the red neck i like helping people

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Read through this completely before doing any work.

1) remove the plastic cover on the engine. Usually a couple of phillips head screws.

2) remove recoil housing. It will either come off as just the round part on top the sheet metal shroud or the entire shroud may need to be removed. You will need a rachet set for this.

3) remove any remaining pull cord from recoil pulley. You can do this by pulling the cords knot from the inside of the recoil pulley.

4) rewind the recoil in the direction of starter rope pull. Place a screwdriver once you have 7-9 turns made. The screwdriver goes between the spokes of the recoil pulley and the spokes on the recoil shroud. Align the hole in the pulley with the hole in the cover where the cord comes out. Then drop in the screwdriver.

5) get a new length of cord. *(check the old one for overall length as a guage) after melting and pointing the end of the cord push it through the outer hole till it shows at the inner hole.

6) tie a knot in the pulley end of the cord so it can be pulled back out and then remove the screwdriver while pulling tension on the recoil cord so it doesnt get totally sucked into the recoil. You should end up with about two feet of free cable dangling so you can put on the t handle and place it through the eyelet on the mower handles right side *(from operators position).

7) put the recoil cover back on the mower and try a slow pull to see if the cord has enough travel. If it doesnt, you will need to put more winds on it. Which might require more cord as well. You may want to go online and lookup your mower to see if you can find specs on how long the cord should be.

You should wear cut resistant gloves and eye protection at the very least while doing this procedure. Good luck and be careful!

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How do I repair the pull cord on a masport 600 mower - the cord snapped when I was trying to start it.


Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

- Remove the recoil assy. Depending on engine model you may hae to remove the air shroud with the recoil.
- Remove the broken rope assy from the spool by lifting the knot out of the hole and cut off the knot.
- Pull the remainder of the old rope out of the recoil spool
- Take the remainder of rope out of the pull handle

On the new rop burn the ends with a match. With wet fingers pinch the ends of the rope while hot/melted until it is the same size as the rope. Form a point on the ends
- Install the new rope in the handle by threading it into the handle and tie ONE small knot on the end of the trheaded through rope.
- Pull very hard on the rope until the new knot seats in the handle. Assemble handle.
- PREWIND the spool in the recoil until it stops winding. I.e. max out spring tension but do not over wind it or you will break the spring. Make sure NOT to wind it in the wrong direction or you will break the spring
- Back off the spool until the knot hole is aligned with the rope guide bushing on the outside of the recoil.
- Either use a C-clamp or a 2nd person to hold the pre-wound spool in place.
-Thread the new rope through the outer rope guide and into then through the knot hole in the spool.
-Tie ONE small knot in the rope and pull it HARD back into the knot hole until the knot seats in the knot hole.
-Release C-clamp or have 2nd person let go of the spool. The rope will rewind into the recoil assy.
-reinstall recoil/air shroud on the engine.

That should get you mowing again.
Thanks for choosing FixYa,
Kelly

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly

- Remove the recoil assembly. Depending on engine model you may have to remove the air shroud with the recoil.
- Remove the broken rope assembly from the spool by lifting the knot out of the hole and cut off the knot.
- Pull the remainder of the old rope out of the recoil spool
- Take the remainder of rope out of the pull handle

On the new rope burn the ends with a match. With wet fingers pinch the ends of the rope while hot/melted until it is the same size as the rope. Form a point on the ends
- Install the new rope in the handle by threading it into the handle and tie ONE small knot on the end.
- Pull very hard on the rope until the new knot seats in the handle. Assemble handle.
- PREWIND the spool in the recoil until it stops winding. I.e. max out spring tension but do not over wind it or you will break the spring. Make sure NOT to wind it in the wrong direction or you will break the spring
- Back off the spool until the knot hole is aligned with the rope guide bushing on the outside of the recoil.
- Either use a C-clamp or a 2nd person to hold the pre-wound spool in place.
-Thread the new rope through the outer rope guide and into then through the knot hole in the spool.
-Tie ONE small knot in the rope and pull it HARD back into the knot hole until the knot seats in the knot hole.
-Release C-clamp or have 2nd person let go of the spool. The rope will rewind into the recoil assembly.
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That should get you mowing again.
Thanks for choosing FixYa,
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Remove the recoil. Sometimes depending up on model this required complete air shroud removal. Remove the parts of the old rope. Remove the rope fro the rope handle. NOTE the knot in the handle. Brun both ends of the nylon rope with a match and pinch the burned end into as small of circumference as possible. Install new rope into the starter handle and tie the knot. Pull the new rope into the handle until it seats securely.

Prewind the recoil pulley as far as you can easily wind it. Back it off (unwind) just until the rope guide and pulley knot hole are aligned. Then either c-clamp it in place with the rope knot hole aligned with the rope guide hole or have a 2nd person hold it the pretensioned spring and pulley in position. Thread the rope through the rope guide and on into the pulley knot hole. (takes some effort to get it aligned and through the knot hole!) Pull the new rope through the knot hole and tie 1 knot. Pull starter rope and fit knot into pulley knot hole. Release pulley C-clamp or have helper let go of pulley. Rope should rewind into the recoil.

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If your pull cord is still attached to the grab handle, it's likely your spring is still wound. Follow this if this is the case, purchase rope of the correct length (or cut) and the correct diameter at your local lawn/garden store, then:
1. Disconnect the long drive shaft by removing the small set screw and the clamp - pull the shaft out of the engine body.
2. Remove the recoil assembly (About 5-5 torx bolts). You may need to disconnect a wire to the kill-switch at this time.
3. Pull the cord until it stops and use a small piece of wood acting as a wedge to jam between the recoil and the housing.
4. Cut the line and pull the knotted terminating end from the hosing.
5. Keep the wedge tight so it does not spin back. If this happens, you will simply need to rewind the spring back (about five turns) and re-wedge it.
6. Feed line through the recoil housing and into the recoil. Pass line through the hole in the recoil and knot the end. Trip to about .25 inch tail. Pull the rope through the grab handle and single or double knot this.
7. Remove the wedge and allow the spring to pull the rope back into the recoil.
8. If it does not completely recoil, either your rope is too long or you will need to add a "wind" to your spring buy removing the line and wind back 1 more turn. Retry.

Good luck!

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How do you replace the starter cord for lawn mower?


Hi and welcome to FixYa. I am Kelly

You will have to remove the recoil assy if it can be removed without the air shroud or the entire upper engine cover / air shroud with the recoil. This procedure should be performed by 2 people that at NOT distracted.

First you will have to have a replacement rope. Burn the end of the new rope your going to install into the spool and pinch it so that the end is smaller than the rope and pointed. Install the pull handle on the new rope and make sure there is a good single knot on the end of the rope that goes into the pull handle.

Next you will have to remove all pieces of the old starter rope.
Then you have to pre-wind the spring of the recoil so that if you were to allow it to turn it would turn in a direction that would pull the starter rope onto the recoil spool
NOTE: Once the pre-wind is done if anyone lets go of the spool it can DAMAGE the recoil spring When your prewinding... Turn the spool until snugs and does not want to move anymore. Then back off the spool until the rope KNOT hole is aligned with the recoil rope guide.
Thread the new rope through recoil rope guide and into the KNOT hole in the spool. (Ice pick scribe jewlers screwdriver... will be required to pull the new rope up and out through the knot hole. TIE a KNOT in the bitter end of the rope and pull the knot into the knot hole.
FINALLY have 2nd person release the spool and it will rewind onto the spool.
Install the recoil / air shroud.

Thanks for using FixYa.

Kelly

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