Starter cord

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Old 02-21-05, 01:13 PM
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Starter cord

The starter cord broke on my Toro 8/24 snowblower Model 38083.

What type of rope should I use and how long should it be?

Is this a simple fix or should I take it to the shop?

Thanks for any ideas...

Jim
 
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Old 02-21-05, 02:31 PM
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Whether or not you will be able to do the job depends on your experience with rewind starters. In my opinion, a rope replacement is quite easy. Assuming you have a Tecumseh engine, remove the four screws which hold the starter to the housing, remove any remaining rope from the pulley, pre-load the spring as far as it will go, back off just enough for the two respective holes to line up, insert five feet of #5 braided rope, attach the pull handle and you're done. See how easy that was. Or, bring the starter to a shop and they'll likely charge you 8-10 bucks plus the cost of the rope. It's your call.
 
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Old 02-22-05, 08:09 PM
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Got the cord from my local dealer.. 5 feet.. thanks.....

Locking the recoil spring was easy after pre-loading the spring...

Put a pocket screwdriver in the holes... freed up my hands to feed the rope

through... and replace the staple that held it in place......

Thanks for the help....

Jim
 
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Old 02-23-05, 07:14 AM
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Excellent job, my friend. It's always good when the job can be done yourself. You know where to find us should you need advice again.
 
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