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Husband says thinks it is starter cable has stretched and needs new one...does this sound correct and how to install it on Troybilt self-propelled push mower?

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I'd love to help you, but I think you need to rephrase your question. There is no "Starter Cable" on this mower. Sorry.
James

Posted on May 27, 2011

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    James Burton Jun 04, 2011

    After looking at this question once again, I'm thinking perhaps you mean the starter "Rope"? It is not hard to replace. There are many videos on Youtube on how to perform this task, as it is a bit tricky the first time you do one. Here's a link to a very simple one for you:http://tinyurl.com/3s3jhhn

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