Before we get started, let’s go over the tools you will need to replace the pull cord on your lawn mower. You will need a wrench, pliers, a new pull cord, and a screwdriver.
Step 1: Remove the Cover
The first step in replacing the pull cord on a lawn mower is to remove the cover. Use your wrench to remove the bolts or screws that hold the cover in place. Once the bolts or screws are removed, you can lift the cover off of the lawn mower.
Step 2: Remove the Old Pull Cord
Now that you have the cover off, you can remove the old pull cord. Use your pliers to grip the knot on the end of the pull cord and pull it out of the lawn mower. If the cord has broken off, use your pliers to grip the broken end and pull it out.
Step 3: Attach the New Pull Cord
Once you have removed the old pull cord, it’s time to attach the new one. Take your new pull cord and tie a knot in one end. Thread the other end through the hole where the old pull cord was located.
Step 4: Wind the Recoil Spring
Now it’s time to wind the recoil spring. Use your screwdriver to wind the spring in a clockwise direction until it is tight. Be careful not to wind it too tight or it could break.
Step 5: Attach the Handle
Once the recoil spring is wound, you can attach the handle to the new pull cord. Tie a knot in the end of the pull cord and attach the handle to the other end.
Step 6: Test the Pull Cord
Now that you have replaced the pull cord, it’s time to test it. Give the cord a few pulls to make sure it is working properly. If it’s not working, you may need to rewind the recoil spring or adjust the tension.
Q: How often should I replace my pull cord?
A: It depends on how often you use your lawn mower. If you use it frequently, you may need to replace the pull cord every year or two.
Q: Can I replace the pull cord myself?
A: Yes, replacing the pull cord is a relatively simple task that you can do yourself with the right tools.
Q: What if the recoil spring is broken?
A: If the recoil spring is broken, you will need to replace it before you can replace the pull cord.
Replacing the pull cord on a lawn mower is a simple task that can be done in just a few steps. With the right tools and a little bit of patience, you can have your lawn mower up and running in no time. Just remember to be careful when winding the recoil spring and test the pull cord before you start using your lawn mower again.