Instalation of spring on Brake/Clutch Petal on Sears 42" mower 917.271660


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Old 06-01-15, 12:52 PM
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Instalation of spring on Brake/Clutch Petal on Sears 42" mower 917.271660

Spring broke and fell off while mowing. Ordered a new spring and tried to install today. Gave up after 2 hours. Does anyone know the procedure for replacing this spring? Thanks.
 
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Old 06-02-15, 01:16 AM
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Get a few feet of pull rope and tie it in a big circle. Feed the loop into the hole in the front where the spring hooks and catch the hook of the spring (while the other end is connected to the clutch mechanism) and pull really hard until the hook comes through the slot, then pull up and hook it. Untie the knot in the rope and pull it out. Takes 5 minutes.
 
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Thank you cheese. I appreciate this site more every time I run into problems.
 
 

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