Hello Everybody! This week, I am faced with a frayed starter pull cord on my Troy Bilt, Brigs & Stratton 670 series, push mower. So I need to figure out how to fix this because if I can’t start it, I can’t use it and my back yard is starting to look like a jungle with all the rain we’ve been having!
It took a while to research how to get this done and I looked high and low for a visual aid to help me understand how to do it. However, to no avail, there was nothing. I have read instructions and done the work here for you. If you have this problem now or in the future, don’t think you have to purchase a new mower. I have shown in this video how you can do it yourself.
The most important thing is to use common sense! Go slowly and use the proper tools. If you have never picked up a screwdriver before, this is probably not the project you should test your skills on. Overall, for an experienced handy person, this will not be too difficult, but it will take time and concentration. You will need to take care to remember where everything came from so it can go back where it belongs.
You can purchase replacement pull cords for mowers at most home improvement centers that sell mowers. However, I try to use what I have on hand and the cord I had in the shed, was equal to what they sell in the store. The replacement comes with the cord and a new plastic pull handle. The cost was around $15.00. I replaced mine for nothing except the time I spent doing it. In the end, my mower works for another day and I helped you understand how to replace this pesky part.
A lawnmower is an investment. Even if you purchased a lower end model, you still spend hard earned money on it. It is important to maintain what you have and keep it working. I certainly don’t think this piece of machinery should be considered disposable, however a lot of people would just chuck it and go buy a new one because it needed a new pull cord or a sharpened blade or a new spark plug, if they could not figure out what the problem was. I know you are probably not those folks, but there are those type of people in the world.
I hope this helps you to fix your mower if you should encounter this particular problem. Now I have decided to rebuild the carburetor on this mower so you know that will be yet another video in the future.
I hope you learned something useful and I hope this helps you!
Have a Handy Week!
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