I was trying to start my lawnmower and the cord broke off inside the round
lid thingy on the top. I got that off and tied a new knot in the end but
it's got a lot of slack in it, and now I can't get a good enough "pull" to
Is there some trick to getting it to pull the cord back tight? It's a Murray
22" 3.8 Centura mower and says "Tecumseh" on the top.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Greg) wrote in message
That's for sure. I used to do a bit of work in my old man's small
engine shop. Recommendation: If you haven't seen the job done, don't
do it, take to a shop and watch them for the first time before
attempting it yourself. They can be very dangerous until back on the
Just did this two days ago on my Sears Eager 5.5 Hp mower. Remove the
winder. Trim the tip of the cord using a lighter to melt the loose
fibers. Wear a glove or you'll burn your finger tips trimming the
cord. Wind the winder three turns and then feed the cord through the
holes. Knot the cord and release.
Your're lucky. It took me several hours to figure out how to do it.
Some mowers can be done without even removing parts. Pull the old
rope out with long nose pliers. Wind the spring by pushing the
top of it around with screwdrivers. When it's fully wound, block
it with the hole in it lining up with the outside rope hole, and
feed a new rope through. Grab the end with the pliers, pull it
out, and tie a knot. Pull the rope back in, release the spring,
and you're done. This has worked for me on a few older B&S
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