Replacing rope starter?...

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Marshallpalooza, May 23, 2008.

  1. Marshallpalooza

    Marshallpalooza LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    on a briggs & stratton 8.5 hp, model# 196702, type# 0142 01, code# 970411YE

    could someone maybe tell me what needs to be disassembled & in what order, to get to where i need to replace a broken rope?
    is this a very difficult task?

    i believe the part#(rope) is 58 693389.

    the most convenient way to get to it seems to be riveted.

    any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. jkason

    jkason LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 548

    Take off the whole blower housing.
    Pull the rope out until the rope can't pull anymore.
    Hold the tensioned spring/pulley and cut the knot on the back side of the pulley.
    Pull out old rope and intall new rope through the "puller hole" and tie a knot in it.
    Let the spring tension roll up the rope.

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