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I have a Briggs & Stratton Sprint 3.75 hp lawnmower and it seems the cord is pulled almost all the way out and won't retract. How will i know if it is broken? or should I be able to wind it back up and fix it myself?

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You should be able to Fix this yourself if your a fair garage tinkering mechanic. However...I need the engine and type number off of the engine to get you parts information. The spring is broken in your recoil. It is a matter of removing the air shroud, taking off the pulley / spool and changing the spring.
http://www.ehow.com/video_2328977_how-install-lawn-mower-starter.html

and how to tension the spring:
http://www.ehow.com/video_2328961_how-tension-lawn-mower-starter.html

There are 2 different types of springs used so having your engine model / type number is important so that you can get the right spring. One of the 2 part numbers is: 390066

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