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Lawn Boy Recoil Starter


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10-02-08, 06:36 PM   #1  
Lawn Boy Recoil Starter

I have a Lawn Boy model 8073 from 1987. I recently was trying to start it when the rope snapped. I have taken off the top green part to be able to access the recoiler. I have been unsuccessful in trying to find the rope end and possibly removing the recoil starter assembly. Can someone help?

 
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10-02-08, 07:00 PM   #2  
Directly in front of the starter assembly on the engine block is a retaining screw that holds the starter assembly to the engine. Ref # 35 in the illustration in the link below points out this screw.

Loosen the screw and the recoil assembly should slide out of the block as an assembly.

www.imower.com/images/8073_IPL.pdf

Once you have the starter assembly out, the rope can easily be replaced. Be careful, if clip (ref # 8 ) is removed, then recoil spring assembly can jump out!

www.imower.com/images/8073_STR.pdf

 
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