replacing pull start rope

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Turfcutters Plus, Oct 16, 2004.

  1. Turfcutters Plus

    Turfcutters Plus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    I have a snapper commercial 21"mower with a broken rope pull start.It has 5.5hp kaw. on it.What's the trick to getting spring back on and getting it back together?Please help! :cry:
     
  2. Travis Followell

    Travis Followell LawnSite Silver Member
    from KY
    Posts: 2,207

    Good question, i'd like to know if ther's a trick to it too.
     
  3. Turfcutters Plus

    Turfcutters Plus LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 391

    I found out to wind coil spring first.Then line up holes and put rope through.Wa la! :rolleyes:
     
  4. sdwally

    sdwally LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 385

    First wind the spring up and use needle nose pliers to install into housing. Be sure to place spring in proper direction to rewind correctly. Lube spring in housing with a "little" oil(WD40). Center hook of spring should be just off off center of the spring housing to be able to engage the hook on the pulley.
    Do an advance search word "rewind" and post by "sdwally" for rest of instructions.
     

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