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Pull start cord got pinched. Dumb me took off

Pull start cord got pinched. Dumb me took off pull starter and took it apart. Big spring came uncoiled. Now I can't get it back in. Also can't seem to find a part number for the pull starter. Any way to put the spring back in? Model is MTD 26J.

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Yes you can put the spring back in but it takes patience. Wind the spring inside the pully first. Then install the cord on the outside of the pully. Make sure you wind both in correct direction. You probably should replace the cord while you have it apart. The parts would be listed by the engine brand and model number, not by MTD. Probably a Briggs & Stratton engine? You can go to their web site to get part numbers. Or you can try a place like

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