BR400 Starter Rope

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Dan1944, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. Dan1944

    Dan1944 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 146

    Ok , it's time to change the recoil starter rope on my Sthil BR400. I have the correct replacement on hand, my question is, what kind of nightmare will this be ?, based on some unpleasant experiences with other machinery. I figure I have about 5 to 10 pulls left on the old one. Any help will be appreciated !!!
  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,261

    Its not too bad. 1. Use exactly the same length of rope. 2. correct spring tention may take a few tries. Check to see that rewind spring is not rubbing rope. I had premature failure due to this.

  3. goodbeus

    goodbeus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 392

    Purchase the entire pull cord assembly...what happens is the cord wraps around a plastic the cord wears out, so does this begins to crack and split and you'll end up replacing the whole assembly replace the assembly, remove the 3 screws that hold it, and replace with the new one, it's that easy...I think it cost around $25.00...I've had my BR400 for 4 years now and that's the only problem I've ever had, I've replace this assembly 4 times...

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