How to Start a Lawn Mower When the Starter Rope Breaks

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If the starter rope on your mower breaks while you are trying to mow your lawn, you can repair it yourself. With a little time and effort, you can repair the device without hiring an expensive mechanic or having to take it to an expensive repair shop.

How to Start a Lawn Mower

See the below steps to know about How to Start a Lawn Mower.

Step 1

Unscrew the spool housing from the rope with a set of wrenches or a screwdriver. Do not tip the mower on its side when working with it as this can cause oil and fuel to leak out.

Step 2

Check the spool wheel. Depending on where the rope has broken, there may be some rope left on the spool wheel. You can feed the old rope back through this hole and re-tie the starter rope if you have enough rope to start the mower. Then replace the enclosure and snap it into place. If you don’t have enough rope, you will have to replace it with a new one. You can take a wrench and loosen the bolt that holds it in place. When you remove the wheel, in most cases it will include the winding spring that automatically retracts the rope.

Step 3

Loosen the bolt holding the bobbin pulley. When you remove the pulley from the spool, its spring will come out along with it in most cases. Cut the old rope with a knife. To remember the direction in which the rope was retracted, make an arrow with a marker.

Step 4

Pull the new rope through the hole and tie a knot the same size as the old rope so that the new knot snaps into something when the spooling pulley winds and uncoils. Pass the new rope in the direction of the arrow you drew. Then snap the bobbin pulley back into place. To make sure it’s working properly, disconnect the spark plug (this allows you to pull on the rope to make sure it coils and uncoils well).

Step 5

Pull the end of the rope through the hole in the housing. Tie the old handle to the end of the new rope. If this is too long, you may need to cut off the extra length and discard it. Put the accommodation in place and adjust it again. Finally, put the spark plug wire back in place.

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