Replace starter cord
Undo the screws holding the housing of the starter cord & remove the whole thing.
Before continuing it may be wise to take a picture of the pulley & how its held on so you can put it together correctly.
Inside you should see a removable clip attached to a moving nylon peg thing, remove this, then a washer, then remove the round plastic pulley that holds the cord.
Remove the old cord.
Thread one end of the new cord (ensure it's the same thickness) from the outside of the pulley through the hole so it comes out in the middle as it was before.
Tie a knot in it, trim off any eccess cord & pull it back through, tucking the knot neatly into the place where the knot goes.
Wrap the cord 3 or 4 times round the pulley & thread the loose end through the hole in the housing.
Put the pulley back in the housing as it came off & replace the washer, peg & clip.
Pull the cord to make sure it springs back ok.
***Now pull the chord right out & slowly let the spring pull it back in. Now thread your pull handle on right up to the housing, put a knot in it a bit further than this point so the spring holds the handle tight to the housing and its not dangling loose.DONT CUT THE ECCESS OFF YET
Ensure youre happy with the length of cord when its pulled out
If its too short, undo the knot, leave the pulley in place, use a thin screwdriver to pull the cord into the housing to wrap it round the pulley one more time (theres normally a notch cut out of the pulley to get the cord round between the pulley & housing)
Now repeat from ***
Now screw the housing back in place.
It's easier to do than write!!!!
Sep 13, 2011 |
Lawn Trimmers & Edgers