Need help replacing pull starter on Lawnboy

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by shp, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. shp

    shp LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I am desperately trying to replace the pull starter on my Lawnboy walk-behind and am having no luck. I think I understand the concept, but have a few questions. Anyone that can help me?
  2. Remsen1

    Remsen1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,020

    I'm not sure if I can answer your question, but it would help if you were more specific about where you are stuck. You probably won't get many replies if you aren't more specific.
  3. Rick Jones

    Rick Jones LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 427

    What are your questions? What model Lawn-Boy do you have?
  4. Four C. Landscaping

    Four C. Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    you must remove plastic cover
    drill out rivets.
    remove pull start.
    either replace cord by turning starter pulley until it stops (creates tension on pulley) and use a screwdriver and put through pulley to hold it from unwinding.
    put new cord through and tie a knot pull real tight so knot doesn't come undone.
    hold pulley and remove screwdriver.
    let pulley draw in new cord.
    slip Cord through handle and tie knot.
    Put back on mower as it came off and re-rivet using proper size rivets.
    I used 3/16" dia. x 1/4 long rivets.
    Hope this helps.Good luck.

    Four C. Landscaping

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