Broken pull start handle


Old 01-09-08, 10:29 AM
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Broken pull start handle

I have a 2001 Craftsman 9 HP Tecumseh snowblower. The plastic handle broke off the pull start while trying to start it and the rope, of course, went back through the hole. What do I need to do to replace the handle? Can I just tie a new handle onto the old rope? I'm hoping this will be an easy fix. Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-09-08, 10:30 AM
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if theres enough rope just thread it through the handle and re-tie it but you will need to re-tighten the spring before putting the handle on.
Old 01-09-08, 10:50 AM
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Re-tighten Spring?

Flirty1, thank you for your response, but how do I re-tighten the spring? This seems to be the key to the whole deal. Thanks again.
Old 01-09-08, 01:21 PM
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Ive done this a million times, Youll have to take the cover off and get to the back side of the spool. I wind the spool up as tight as I can until it stops then let it loose about 3 turns and slide the cord through the hole and put the handle on. When the spring pops off the spool is when the fun starts.

If I was you I would replace the cord, at ace hardware they are like 3 bucks with a new handle.

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