How to Change Pull Cord on Push Lawn Mower

in diy •  9 months ago  (edited)

Welcome to this Steemit only content, how to change the starting cable on your push lawn mower.


This is a quick guide that should get you cutting grass in a couple of minutes, here we go!


What You Need

  • New pull cord (5 bucks off of Amazon)
  • Screw driver (flathead and Phillips)
  • Ratchet Set
  • Pliers or wrench (optional for removing the old cord)

Step 1

Remove the engine cover and the pulley housing.


Step 2

Locate the old cord for removal inside the pulley housing.


Step 3

Remove the old pull cord from the housing, simply pull it out of the housing with fingers or pliers.


Step 4

Wind the pulley up as tight as it goes then slowly walk it back to align the hole on the pulley with the hole on the pulley housing, insert a screwdriver to hold the pulley in place, thread in the new cord.


Step 5

Tie a knot at the end of the cord.


Step 6

Release tension on the pulley allowing the cord to wind up into the house leaving about 16inches (40cm) and tie off a not to stop the cord from going all the way into the housing.


Step 7

Add the handle to the cord, release the knot on the housing and mount it back onto the lawn mower.


That’s all your ready to cut the grass!


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Howdy sir badger! For some reason I've never had to do that job but it's simple enough and you did a great job of illustrating it!

This lawnmower was pretty badly designed. The cord rubs on this clip and broke after only 2 summers of use. We will see how long the new one lasts. Gonna change the fuel line on my chainsaw next 😎

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Oh cool, do a post about that too, I think the lawnmower post was really good.

I will try! Going into town tomorrow to get the gas line. I hope they have it.

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Me too. Do they have the same brands over there, like Stihl?

Funny thing is Stihl is a German company, this saw I just picked up in a trade for some firewood is a McCullough saw from Italy! But yeah basically everything you can buy off Amazon these days. Globalism and everything 🤣🤣🤣

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  ·  8 months ago (edited)

Oh, no wonder Stihl is the best built! Yes, we're one big happy world now. lol.

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