It's not hard to so (once you remove the part that contains the pull cord),
but it would be pretty toughto explain in words. Did you look for
general instructions anywhere else, like YouTube? I assume the critical
part of the process is essentially the same for everypull-start engine.
Here yougo (like below). I use a piece of wire to tie the spool to keep
it from unreeling. So 1. "wind the spool", 2. tieit down, 3. thread your
cord, 4. release tension on the spooland let it take up the rope. 5.
Re-do if the length or cord-tension is not appropriate. Allow yourself
30 minutes the first time, and maybe10 minutes the next time. Good luck!
My understanding is that the recoil starter is held on to the motor
housing with three screws. You simply remove those three screws and
take the recoil starter down to any small engine repair shop and they
will replace the cord on it for you there while you wait. Then you
simply reinstall the recoil starter.
I find that there's a certain wisdom in knowing when NOT to do it
If, in all liklihood, you'll have completely forgotten how to do
something by the time you'll next need to do it, it doesn't make a lot
of sense learning how to do it yourself. Cuz then you'll be going
through TWICE the frustration and aggrivation which all new DIY projects
are so full of.
In those instances, I'm a great advocate of taking the recoil starter
housing down to the small engine repair shop, buying all the new parts
need there and having the nice man behind the counter put everything
back together for you free of charge.
Hard core DIY'ers call that "cheating". I call it an "aggrivation
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