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03-10-09, 12:24 PM   #1  
lawn mower problems

I have a craftsman 4.5 hp lawn mower model #143.034504. and the pull cord broke. I repaired it but when I pull on cord it doesn't retract back. Did I miss something when putting it back together that would cause it not to retract. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks

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03-10-09, 01:51 PM   #2  
Did you use the right size rope and right length? Using too big rope (diameter)and too long will cause it not to fully retract.
This engine should use #4 rope.
The other thing that can cause your problem is you may need to wind up the spring 1 more turn.

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