How to: Fix and Replace a Pull Cord on a Pressure Washer

When a Pressure Washer pull cord snaps on a job it is a real pain! No ned to panic, this short video by Paul Crosbie at Spinaclean will show you how to save the day by repairing or replacing while on site.

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33 thoughts on “How to: Fix and Replace a Pull Cord on a Pressure Washer

  1. Honestly, spent an hour trying to puzzle this out until my dull little brain finally said "YouTube!" This vid was the first one that came up and voila! Got to tell you that I was trying to turn it clockwise instead of anti-clockwise until you showed me. Amazing that I have the exact same Honda pressure washer. Thanks from Seattle Washington USA.

  2. I got the housing off and realised I donโ€™t know what the heck Iโ€™m doing. Went to YouTube to find someone who does (naturally a fellow Brit ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜…). Jokes aside, thanks mate, you really bailed me out.

  3. As long as you have the tension stopped with the screwdriver or such, you could take a small piece of wire and make a small hook on the end of it, push from outer hole through inner hole, hook through the nylon cord, then just draw the wire out with your cord hooked. No nothing with trying to aim the cord through 2 holes. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. Excellent video, repair shop wanted 50 quid off me to replace cord tried to tell me the spring was damaged as well, watched your video bought a cord for a fiver and jobs done working perfect, cheers.

  5. I'm not going to lie. I didn't realize the video was 10 minutes long. I was going to exit out and watch a shorter one but kept watching because you started talking. You've got a great voice!

  6. That's great! You could also use a lighter to firm the end of the rope, and shape it in to a needle so you can fit it easily through both holes.

  7. Thanks, you made this easy for me for a snapped rope! I did this on a Honda GX270. I pushed the cord through the outer hole easily, then offset the holes slightly and used a thin metal rod (hex wrench) to push the cord through the inner hole easily via one of the many louvers. This saved taking the handle off the rope.

    I also used a match to heat treat the knot to help it stay tied together (I could tell that the manufacturer had done this on the original knot).

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