HOW TO Repair The Pull Cord On Your Lawnmower With Briggs & Stratton 3.5 Classic Engine




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lib gunner: Alot of extra work for nothing !

Frank nevermind: victa 2 stroke pull start works as in it retracts when i pull it , but, whenever i re install the crank case, i cannot pull the cord all the way. it gets stuck. even when i try spinning the flywheel manually it turns half way then gets stuck. what am i doing wrong? when i take off the crank case fly wheel turns all the way round n the pull starts works.....

William Radulovich: Very well explained I am going to try tightening up the spring now. Hopefully, you saved me the price of a new lawnmower. Thanks!

Alan Porter: my lawnmower only work if pet tank is full and it run out and is still got half a tank of petrol 

jonchos: Hey Thank you for the videos. I have a question. I Have a mower with a similar Briggs Stratton motor that the rope had a metal clip/ring? that seems to have pushed itself out of the recoil assembly and making the rope not retract fully. How can that be fixed? Thank you

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!

La Kiesha Rodriguez: Just bought a new murray push mower with briggs and stratton engine 6.25 and rope wont even pull out of housing...some out but just hanging out. Didn't. Go back inside and wont let me pull anymore out.

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.

Gerry Murray: Hey DonyBoy Excellent vid. Really helped prepare me for replacing the pull cord on my Ryobi. Thanks

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. 

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?

Paul Carter: GREAT VIDEO..CLEAR AND ACCURATE WITH ALL THOSE IMPORTANT BITS OF SUBTLE INFORMATION..WELL DONE, THANKS...

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!

Christopher Gibbs: Fun Fact: The most common place for the pull rope to fail (break) is at the spool where it broke there

Jason Douglas: Thank you so much for this video! You saved me a lot of money, and time. Thank you again! Great video!

Dwayne Vandale: Great video. Saved me about $20.00. Thanks for the easy explanation. I would recommend this to anyone needing this repair.

Kerry Witty: Brilliant instructions - thanks for your help.

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.

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

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.

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

Gary Hudson: Great video!!!! Thank u for sharing.

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 thanks

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 nail... 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.

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

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.

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