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Craftsman push mower, model 917.387301

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08-13-13, 03:56 PM   #1  
Craftsman push mower, model 917.387301

I have read a few threads about the crappy pull cord stater issues where the cord will not retract. I ordered a new one but Searsdirect takes forever and my grass is growing. The cord looks good as well as the assembly. Judging from a previous thread I need to cut a hole in the decal on top? Does anyone have a diagram of this mechanism that will help me decide whether to mess with the coil spring. There seems to be some resistance rotating the pulley but I don't think the spring is engaged.

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08-13-13, 04:14 PM   #2  
Remove the starter assembly and check why it is not retracting, I think there are three 5/16 screws that hold the assembly to the shroud, to look at the IPL enter the engine model at partsdirect, 143986000, could be it's dirty or whatever. Have a good one. Geo

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