EASY! HOW TO FIX a Briggs and Stratton lawnmower STARTER PULL ROPE



High Definition “how to” video by Jeff’s Little Engine Service. Repair your lawnmower start pull rope or starter pull string. Common Briggs and Stratton lawn mower engine starter pull rope repair.
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24 thoughts on “EASY! HOW TO FIX a Briggs and Stratton lawnmower STARTER PULL ROPE

  1. ' stumbled on your clip after 2 months of scratching my head on how to remove the rivets without damaging them. Thank you for the instructions, ' will try it.

  2. Two things though: 1. My pull rope completely snapped and broke and the pulley was completely unwound. I didn't know how many turns I should wind the pulley up before threading the rope through so I just wound it about 4 turns, threaded the rope through the holes and found out it wasn't enough. Pulled the rope back out and did it again, winding it about 6 or 7 turns, and then threaded the rope through and it was perfect! 2. I had trouble threading the rope through the two holes even after burning and pinching the end of the rope. I end up having to burn the end of the rope to seal and harden it, then used a hand-sewing needle to poke into the rope at about 1/2" from the end until the needle reached the sealed end. Using this needle, I could easily thread the rope through the two tight holes since the end of the rope (about 1/2" in length) is much more rigid than before.

    Anyway, great video and I couldn't have done it without you, thank you Jeff!

  3. My goodness I had to replace the pull rope on a Honda HR195 and it's much simpler! The starter assembly is mounted directly on top. You'd think something that often needs replacement or fixing would be easily serviced… common Briggs!

  4. A take it or leave it tip. If you do decide to take out the oil tube, you can cut a piece of a clean sock or rag and stuff it into the hole to keep junk from getting into the oil. Not so far as to soak up the oil but there is usually a bit of space if you have not overfilled it. I do this also whenever I clean off my lawnmowers build up during tune ups.

  5. With your help I was able to change the cord on my mower. Thanks so much for doing this video and sharing your knowledge!

  6. You left out positioning the 3 pronged metal shroud into the starter housing (on the carb side), the one that if you don't put it back in correctly, you'll always hear the higher pitched tinging every time it rattles. And they always make that sound and will drive you up a wall wondering what it is.

  7. I made this harder for myself then I needed to hahaha but with your visuals shoot I got it done quick. Thanks for the thorough video πŸ‘

  8. What do you do if the chord snaps off in your hand as your starting the mower ? My spring will be out of sinc now wont it ? How do I put a new chord on and preload the spring enough to get the starter chord to recoil ? Maybe a separate vid showing what to do if the screw driver through the recoil mechanism is omitted ? Great clip by the way ! cheers

  9. Thats the best instructional demo video i have ever seen man Thanks a lot for saving me quite a few bucks and a lot of headachesπŸ‘ŒπŸ€™

  10. Thank you. I don't normally do my own repairs ( I am not very 'handy'), but watched the video anyway, and it looked do-able so I had a go. It took me about 40mins (slow and steady). Like you say – EASY !! Thanks again.

  11. Thank you so much for this video..it helped me out alot that you showed step by step ..people like you are hard to find where you can understand and see what needs to be done..once again thank you so much for this video

  12. Jeff, you are a legend. This was so helpful. Did the business in half an hour … would have been shorter if I'd not messed up feeding the cord back through the right holes. Thank you so much.

  13. Let me start by saying I have ZERO mechanical ability. When I told my friends I was going to attempt the replace the stater pull rope, they laughed and I got the sarcastic "good luck". I watched this video 4 times and was certain I could do it. I set up my lap top out side got the tools like Jeff instructed and BAM…….30 minutes later job done and done successfully. $6 and 30 minutes. Jeff saved me both time and money. I went step by step without a single misstep. Great video, thank you so much Jeff. You are awesome and for all those reading, trust me if I can do it you can do it!!!!

  14. Great video. Reviewed it before replacing pull rope on my 2008 MTD mower. Your video extractly fit my situation down to the screw sizes and locations. Made the job a piece of cake. Thank you

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