riveted onto the top of the engine. Many thanks
Garden

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The pop rivets are irrelevant. if you look in the center of the nylon retract pulley inside, you’ll see the screw that holds it all together. Take that screw out, and the pawl system will come out(make sure you remember how they came apart), then you can pull your retractor out, take the old rope out, put the retractor back in, wind it up all the way, then you can run the new rope in and tie the knot. Then let it draw the new rope in, put everything back together, and if you let it draw it in and had rope left over, pull it out about 4 inches before you put the handle on. Don’t let go of the rope at this point, or you’l have to take it apart again. After this, make sure everything’s back together the right way, and put the cover back on.

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Recoil starters are rope-operated manual starting devices for compact internal combustion engines, and are commonly used to start electric generators, lawnmowers, outboard motors, and farm engines.
Remove the old lawnmower pull cord from the handle, feed through the new cord and tie a simple knot. Make sure the knot is nice and tight. Pull it back through the handle to help tighten the knot.
A Briggs and Stratton lawn mower engine can become locked up due to a variety of reasons. Common causes of this type of engine lock-up include a lack of oil in the engine, incorrect fuel and spark plug misfiring.
Loose, Dirty or Disconnected Spark Plug in Your Lawn Mower: Check it out, clean off debris, re-connect and tighten. Dirty Air Filter: Clean or replace. Fuel Not Reaching the Engine: Tap the side of the carburetor to help the flow of gas. If this doesn`t work, you might need a new fuel filter.
Remove the old lawnmower pull cord from the handle, feed through the new cord and tie a simple knot. Make sure the knot is nice and tight. Pull it back through the handle to help tighten the knot.

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I have a BRIGGS AND STRATTON QUANTUM XTS 60 push mower and have broken the starting cord. Can you advise how to replace. It would appear that the recoil section of the starter is pop rivetted onto the main section. Do you have to drill the rivets out and replace them after the cord is replaced or is there another way.
ANSWER : NO! Do not drill out the rivets. You need to remove the entire blower cover with 4 bolts (2 up front, 2 in back)I’m going to link you to my two favorite “How-To” videos. Depending on your machine, one of these will show you enough to do it yourself. Once you do one, You’ll be a pro. Just make sure you use enough rope and do not wind the spring too tight or you’ll break it;Video 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyjQir3b3xIVideo 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3ZMVFi0yqYBest of Luck to you.James

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I start twice (when I pull starter rope) then the rope won’t go back
can I know what happen
ANSWER : Your starter/recoil unit has malfunctioned. Disassembly/inspection down to the point where you can get the recoil off will be required. Remove the engine cover screws. The recoil unit may be part of the cover or may be under it. You will easily be able to access it. Replacement parts for your mower are readily available.

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My edger tipped over briefly, now the starter cord is hard to pull and it won’t start.
ANSWER : Try removing the spark
plug and squirting some carb cleaner or starting fluid in the
cylinder. Pull the starter cord several times for the piston to drive
out the oil. Clean the plug and replace it. Try to start as normal.
If you have starting fluid squirt a shot in the air cleaner to help
make it easier to start the first time.

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I have a 20″ bar chain saw (51 Air Injection)
ANSWER : The part no. of the spring is 501763101 it comes in a plastic keeper so is very easy to fit, check the web for sellers.

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Replace pull rope? I got the plastic body housing loose but can”t get it off to replace pull rope which broke because the shaft head and clutch won’t come off. Any ideas how to get to the area needed to replace the pull / starter rope ?? thanks !! ( For the craftsman 25 c.c linr trimmer) 🙁
ANSWER : There should be a retaining C Clip that will need to be removed from the shaft look closely!

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Chainsaw starter rope won’t pull
ANSWER : Pull your spark plug to ensure it isn’t a compression issue or even piston/rod damage. If it still doesn’t move, pull off your starter assembly and try to rotate the fly wheel by hand. If it turns, then your issue is in your recoil spring kit. You can replace the unit, or try to disassemble and reassemble.

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How do you replace the starter cord on a poulan chain saw
ANSWER : R² Starter Rope by SmallEng.com

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Starter rope hard to pull on mantis tiller
ANSWER : Sounds like your engine may be seized up. Mine did the same thing and I had to replace the block. If any dirt gets past the air cleaner or if your fuel mixture isn’t right it won’t take long to lock it up. If you need info on where to find parts, let me know. Good luck.

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