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Toro Lawnmower Pull Cord Has No Tension

The pull cord on my Toro lawnmower pulls out, but has no tension. The cord is not broken. Thanks in advance.


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May 21, 20170 found this helpful

Replace the coil spring that's attached to the pull cord.

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May 22, 20170 found this helpful

from mytractor forum:

Take it apart.
There is a hex assembly that mounts on a cast plate that has 4 bearings that slide into position when you pull the rope.
Your best bet is to take the whole assembly off, noting that it loosens the opposite direction that the rope pulls (usually left hand thread.
Make sure you brace the engine from rotating against the steel cast part, not the aluminum fins.
When you have it apart, polish the shaft above the threads. This is what Tom was mentioning that squeaks.
Take the small screws out of the cap, clean inside with the bearings and re-assemble.


Should take less than 30 minutes. You do not need to take anything apart on the recoil assembly.

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