Starter rope replacement help on Briggs & Stratton


Old 04-05-09, 01:55 PM
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Starter rope replacement help on Briggs & Stratton

I have a Craftsman lawnmower with a Briggs & Stratton motor, and the starter rope broke and came completely out today when I started it up. The motor is model # 12H802-1978-E1. Is this a simple fix? I'm assuming so, or at least hoping so. I've never replaced one, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-05-09, 02:17 PM
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Yep, just pull off the cowling for the rope starter and you will see the pulley the rope winds around. Put the new rope on and wind it around the pulley. Then crank the pulley around a couple of times opposite of the engine start direction. Hold it in that position and feed the rope through the hole in the cowling it came out of. Put on the rope handle and bolt the cowling back on the engine.

That's about all there is to it.

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