Pull cord issues come in 3 main flavors: Cord broken; Cord won’t catch; Cord won’t go back in. In this video, I’ll guide you through the diagnosis and repair of each.
Before working on your mower, be sure to remove the plug wire to prevent accidental starting, see “Repair Safety Video”.
Parts & Tools
To nail this procedure you may need the following tools, parts, and supplies.
B&S Pawls & Friction Plate
Pawls and friction plate fits many 4-6.75 HP engines, but do check your model is included in the spec sheet before buying. Picture links to Amazon.com.
B&S Pull Starter
Complete original Briggs pull starter, fully assembled with fixing bolts. Picture links to Amazon.com.
B&S Pull Quantum Starter
Fits Quantum engines come complete with spring, but not the pawls. As an alternative consider buying the complete assembly. Picture links to Amazon.com.
Honda Starter Pulley
Common 3 stud Honda pull start assembly comes complete, just fit the 3 x 10mm bolts and you’re back mowing, Nice! Picture links to Amazon.com.
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