Mark Stanton: WAAAAAAY too many steps.....Line up the hole in the metal cover with the
hole in the spool and insert the rope through BOTH at the same
time.....pull up a loop of rope between the spool and cover and wind it to
correct tension, lubricate and DONE!
William Rameka: I am having problems getting spark on my rotary hoe Briggs and Stratton I
have discarded the points system and replaced it with a electronic system
and I am still not getting spark????
zlatko vujevic: Hi Don! Can you please make a video of replacing pull cord on sthil Fs
trimmer. Thank you a lot.
tim v: Hey Don. It's Tim Vigneault from Kirkland Lake. Today I tried to replace
the pull cord on my lawnmower. My neighbor told me, " Let me know when you
get the new cord. I'll give you a hand. I've done lots of them." So I
did. Anyway, after the the recoil coming out, and the whole thing being a
mess; I you tubed it, and found your video. As soon as I could see it
wasn't going smoothly , I kept saying, "I'll go you tube it. But he
insisted he knew what he was doing, for hours. Long story short, after
watching your video I told him, " This should have been a five minute job.
You're not doing me a favor putting yourself out there as an expert, when
you don't know what you're doing. Anyway, because of what we believe, I
had to go apologize. Next time I'll watch your video first. P.S. Tell
your sister Sylvie, my wife Amanda and I said Hi.
Gerry Murray: Hey DonyBoy
Excellent vid. Really helped prepare me for replacing the pull cord on my
Kristen Henkel: Thanks for the great tutorial! We would have gotten our lawn mower going
again, but it looks like the spring is broken. The coil is intact except
the last 1 1/2 inch is separate (where the notch is located). Do you have
any advice for replacing the coil?
diegova1: don-love the video. so helpful and precise. the only problem i have is that
after a few pulls...theres a lot of slack which then turn the engine only
1/2 turn or so. what did i do wrong? it's as if the paws don't extend until
i pull a lot more of the cord. i assume i missed a step or need to wind
something more...any advice is appreciated. thanks again!
Jason Douglas: Thank you so much for this video! You saved me a lot of money, and time.
Thank you again! Great video!
Paul Carter: GREAT VIDEO..CLEAR AND ACCURATE WITH ALL THOSE IMPORTANT BITS OF SUBTLE
INFORMATION..WELL DONE, THANKS...
Christopher Gibbs: Fun Fact: The most common place for the pull rope to fail (break) is at the
spool where it broke there
Kerry Witty: Brilliant instructions - thanks for your help.
Dave Graham: Very simple even I could do that one. But I have a craftsman 5.5 series
Briggs & Stratton lawnmower that will need a new rope soon do u have a
video on that?
Love the video u made it super simple
Dwayne Vandale: Great video. Saved me about $20.00. Thanks for the easy explanation. I
would recommend this to anyone needing this repair.
Karen Hill: I cant thank you enough for this video. As a single female I was sure that
somewhere online there would be instructions but a video is so much easier
to follow. Kudos to you.
Gustavo Fring: Very useful thankyou.
Gary Hudson: Great video!!!! Thank u for sharing.
ThePAracer: yeah thanks but doesn't work. my coil seems to be wound oposite of yours in
this viseo, oh well time for a new mower
pittarak1: G'day DonyBoy, Very useful video. My pull cord has bust, but I have the
added problem that when the cord snapped off it tore away part of the
plastic in the wheel itself! This has made a big hole; I could make an even
bigger knot or simply replace the wheel? Unfortunately, I can't seem to
track down a spare part name or number for this wheel piece....... the
Briggs and Stratton website isn't that helpful any ideas? Horroo, Dave
Abby Rummler: Thank you, instructions were easy to follow. I followed your directions and
got the assembly wound and the rope winds and unwinds just as it should,
but when I put everything back together, it doesn't seem to "catch" the
part of the engine it's supposed to spin, if that makes sense. I can feel
that there isn't any more resistance than when I had the assembly off of
the engine. I can't figure out where I went wrong.
MegaMikejb: Just fixed my lawnmower with your help
ken schiphorst: Nice work.can you please help me install a rope into a rover challenger
lawn mower.model no 20602.The starter is mounted on the side of the engine
just about the gad tank.Thank You.
Norman Mcfarland: brilliant.just what i needed..thanks!
Koito rob: It was handy watching this to see how it all goes together. Thanks for that.
I have the exact same 3.5hp motor on my mower.
Sadly, not all of these motors have 4.5mm chord. Mine was 3mm. You were
bang on with what would happen when I fitted the 4.5mm chord I'd bought off
ebay. Oh, and yes the chord IS HOT when you've melted it. Mine was so hot
it dripped onto my finger. Right on that tender bit right next to the
I've bought some 3mm chord now and i'll fit that tomorrow, and at the same
time i'll weld a couple of hooks onto the handle so I won't need to bend
down to start it.
Gary Hudson: Great video!!!! Thank u for sharing.
Benjamin Petitpas: Great instructional video
Nacho Biz: This video was very helpful
Daniel Lissner: My model is slightly different but similar enough. Problem is when I puit
it all back together it's good for a start or two, but then the little fins
inside the retractor won't fan out and it never catches on the motor when i
yank the cord. any suggestions on how to make those fins reach out?
Race Vanderdecken: Great instructions and good production value with great editing. Thank you.
Al Garay: Clear instructions like yours can inspire more people to fix their mowers
themselves. Going to replace the pull cord on my old Lawnboy just to try
out your excellent instructions. Recycle by reusing what we have and the
learning is a bonus.
digiTech80: Thank you for your help this video made it ezer and i learned a thing or
two great video!!!!
Ed H: Very easy to follow instructions. Thanks for the help!
Sahowalia: Very nice explained.
buddyboy4x44: Thanks, as always, for a really helpful video. Very well done.
Ben Hebert: My 8.5 hp briggs and stratton engine on my lawn tractor fast idle rpm is
not at spec how do I adjust it to run at spec rpms?
JKane0905: Thank you!
Valerifon1: Hey - THANKS! I used this video today and got my pull cord retracting
beautifully again! I really appreciate you posting this video!
Tom Z: Thank you, this was exactly what I needed to know.
Dick Gozinya: On my 5hp Briggs horizontal shaft tiller, the rope never breaks but the
pawls P/N (281505s) come flying off, the pulley (498144) shatters and the
friction plate (692299) breaks. It's broke for the third time right now.
Now I just put the knot of the string in the flywheel notch, wind it myself
and start it old school. Friggin idiots decided plastic parts were cool to
connect to a metal crankshaft to start a gas engine with 110lbs of
compression. Assholes. You can pull it slowly to get past the compression
stroke and then yank it but if you catch it again during the pull, stuff
starts breaking. These return start rope gizmos were ALWAYS pieces of junk.
Hence all the repair videos. My hardly used Honda Power washer is on it's
second complete assembly now.
Morgan Slade: Nice video.
Barry Simon: About to tackle. Thanks for the education.
Ch33no: Will 550 paracord work?
Luis Hernandez: good job
Crisanto Villarreal: I have tried to do this to my lawnmower but when I put the 5/16 socket
with the cap back on the spring will not retract ... any ideas.
slowtraincoming: Great video. Thank you for clear explanation even of simple steps. I am not
mechanically inclined and have difficulty with even the simplest of
repairs. This video was just what I needed. Thank you for your time and
expertise and the production of the video is great also.
Kory Taylor: Good video.
cassieopia912: Great instructions, I have never worked on a lawnmower except to clean the
spark plug. I was able to do this repair and my mower started right up. I
did not have a blow torch so I just used a incense stick to melt the
plastic so I could get my pull cord rope. It melted easy. My spring was
bent as who ever repaired it the last time wound the spring backwards so I
had to bend it back how it should be then it went right back together.
corypee: Awesome video man it was very helpful, thanks bro...
Ashin C: Thank you!
Benjamin Franzmayr: Thank you very much! This helped me fix my lawnmower when I thought that I
couldn't do it myself.
Dick Gozinya: I see below even Briggs & Stratton has it's own repair and replace videos
for these cheap, plastic part heavy, poorly designed, piece of crap rope
pull starters. I'll bet they have a whole warehouse of replacement parts
and laugh all the way to the bank. LMFAO....... That's pretty bad when the
Manufacturer has to instruct YOU how to fix THEIR junk.