Fix an older type Briggs and Stratton pull start.
- Flat Head Screw Driver
- Socket Wrench – 7/16 socket
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Starter Handle and Cord (click here)
Remove the plastic cover on the pull start, do this with caution as the spring underneath is wound tightly. Undo the bolt holding the spring in place, again being cautious of the spring. Carefully remove the starter, being careful not to unwind the spring, as it is difficult to rewind. There is a clip which will need to be undone.
Reach in with needle nose pliers to remove the old starter cord if it is damaged, thread the new cord into the hole from which the old cord was just removed. Tie a knot in the end of the starter cord that was threaded through the starter. Check that the knot doesn’t get in the way of the shaft and block its movement.
Place the clip back in position and wind the cord in an anti-clockwise direction. Once the cord has been fully wound hold it in place with a pin. Place the starter back in position, ensure that all the clips are in the correct place when doing so. Do up the bolt that holds the starter in place.
The last step is to position the free end of the cord the correct way. Undo the bolt holding the plate where the cord threads through, underneath the plate will be a pulley, remove this too being careful not to lose any pieces. Thread the end of the cord to the hole, place the pulley back in position with the plate over the top and screw in the bolt to hold everything in place. Place the main plastic cover in position, and if need be thread the loose end of the cord through the new handle and tie a knot to keep it in place. The starter cord may need to be trimmed shorter.