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Pull Cord Faults Video

By: Author John Cunningham. Published: 2020/10/14 at 9:05 am

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 

B&S Pull Starter

Complete original Briggs pull starter, fully assembled with fixing bolts. Picture links to

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

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