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How do you remove the centrivical clutch assembly to replace pull cord.

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The centrifugal clutch is usually just threaded on a threaded part of the crankshaft. This sometimes can't be seen because the clutch itself hides the threads. You can remove it by getting a flat, blunt object such as a flathead chise and placing it against the raised section or ear on the clutch near the center, not where the pads are and tapping it with a hammer. This will of course cause the engine to rotate too and it's mounted on the engine's crankshaft, so...you before attempting the clutch removal, remove the spark plug and turn the engine till the piston is down (look inside with a light) and insert a length of clean, soft rope...that way when you turn the engine, the piston will compress the rope and lock up (without causing any damage) allowing you to remove the clutch.

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