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I have a TroyBilt series 560 self propelled mower with a Honda engine. The other day I was half finished with the lawn, stopped for a minute, and went to start the mower put my starter string was still pulled all the way out. It never did return like it always had. Do I need a new return spring? I am trying to find out what part(s) I need to fix it and how to change it out. Please help. Thanks.

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Hi there


it is quite likly that you could need a new pulley and spring

but remove the cover and the starter assy 1st and check that the pawls have not stayed out or jammed , then try winding the spring and pulley up in the direction that the cord is moving when you pull the starter cord - check that end of the spring is still engaged onto the pulley , but if no tension is noted broken spring indicated

sometimes a replacement starter assy is quicker , cheaper

your local mower shop may have a spring & or pawls or starter assy for your model

but just in case get the model codes & numbers off the white tag from your mower
and check out this site for parts
go to troybilt
then select troybilt mower parts
then find your model from the list
then find starter assembly

parts can be ordered on line

cheers paul46
hope it helps

Posted on May 29, 2011


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