replacing pull cord

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Old 04-27-11, 03:17 PM
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replacing pull cord

I have a 5hp Tecumseh model H50 that the pull cord broke. I took the cover off but it's different than any other pull start I've worked on. It appears that the sleeve with a mushroom head is what holds it all together. I haven't been able to remove the sleeve or get a good enough pliers grip on it to remove the pull cord mechanism.

How do I get this thing apart so I can replace the cord? I've looked online but all I've found so far are replacement mechanism.
 
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Old 04-27-11, 07:45 PM
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Fish the broken end of the rope out enough to unreel it from the spool, then wind the spool up, fish the new rope through the cover and into the spool, tie the knot, put the handle on, and let the spring go and it will wind up the new rope onto the spool. There is no need to remove the roll pin and spool assembly.
 
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Old 04-28-11, 06:34 AM
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That sounds like fun The rope broke at the knot which fell out when I removed the cover. I'll have to put it on hold for a few days while I clean up from last night's storm although from what I've seen on TV - we were extremely lucky that we have no significant damage.

Thanks for the advice
 
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Old 04-28-11, 05:11 PM
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Glad to hear you didn't have any damage. Man, what a storm, huh?

With the cord broken off at the knot, then it's that much easier... you don't have to fish the old rope out. Just wind it up, tie on the new rope, and let it unwind and reel the new rope in.
 
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