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Pull cord on briggs & strtton wont retract back

Pull cord will not retract. so i took it apart and cant figure out how coil spring goes back in.

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If you don't know how you will need a manual, it is kind of tricky.
Remove the rope. Feed the spring from the outside of the housing and connect to the recoil housing. Turn the wheel using a 3/4 " rachet extension and the spring will feed ito the housing until the end of the spring connects to the ouside of the housing. Keep turning until the spring is tight, back off about 1/2 turn and feed the rope from the outside, be carful here, if the extecsion comes out the spring will uncoil and you get to start off all over again.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013

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SOURCE: Yard Man 21" Mower Pull Cord Won't Retract

You will find the retractable spring is broken you can go to any lawn mower shop and buy a replace me, also Wal mart and others you will have to wind it up till rope is tight then hook to the flywheel where the slot is. cost about $10.00 also lube the center hub bearing with wd 40

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: problems with pull cord

Pull cords are all pretty similar so if you've seen one then etc.....
Does the cord retract?
If it's a broken spring then the pull cord would not retract.
If it is retracting then it's probably dirt, grass clipping interfering with the spring loaded locking lever.
Either way the only way to be sure is to remove the top cover and inspect it visually and clean it out and spray some lubrication on it.
You should be able to do this without taking apart the actual cord and retracting coil spring. It should come off as a unit.

Once you have inspected it if you you have any other questions please let me know.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Jun 16, 2010

SOURCE: pull cord wont pull,briggs 500 series

Pull the spark plug out and see if it isnt hydro locked. Someone might have overfilled the oil or the carb float may have stuck open and filled the intake with gas!

If the recoil is still stuck you can remove it from the mower and try it without any load on it. Still stuck? The unit might be rusted solid!
You can spray a little penetrating oil into it but be careful.....the oil will soak the pull cord which should be cleaned and degreased immediately following using the penetrating oil.

Posted on Jul 02, 2010

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SOURCE: Pull start cord got pinched. Dumb me took off

Yes you can put the spring back in but it takes patience. Wind the spring inside the pully first. Then install the cord on the outside of the pully. Make sure you wind both in correct direction. You probably should replace the cord while you have it apart. The parts would be listed by the engine brand and model number, not by MTD. Probably a Briggs & Stratton engine? You can go to their web site :www.briggsandstratton.com to get part numbers. Or you can try a place like www.jackssmallengines.com

Posted on Jul 18, 2010

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SOURCE: MTD Yard Machine Model # 11A-084E029 Need help

Remove the recoil assembly from the mower, there are 3 machine screws.
Remove the old rope and get matching cord, make sure you get the correct diameter, usually 3/16 or 1/4 inch, and type, I believe it should be nylon braided. Do not cut the new cord.
Use a match to light the end of the cord and once it ignites, use an old rag to pull and form the end into a point.
Notice which way the pulley in the starter assembly rotates and hand spin it in that direction until it is fairly tight. Once it is tight, rotate it into a position such that you can push the pointed end of the cord from the outside into the hole in the housing of the starter and directly into the hole on the inner pulley. Tie a tight knot in the end of the rope inside the pulley.
Remove the clamp and let the rope get rewound on the pulley. Cut the cord, point this end and run it into the handle and knot it.

Gary

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

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