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Pull Cord on Lawnmower is Too Long?

The starter pull cord on my lawnmower is a bit too long for my arm, so the mower is hard for me to start up. What can I do to simplify this? It's the only reason I dislike mowing!

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By Nica from Big Bend, WV

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May 3, 20090 found this helpful

Look in the end of the knob, there should be a hole where the end of the cord is knotted. You can pull the knob lower on the cord and re-knot it, thus shortening the cord.

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May 4, 20090 found this helpful

Or, you can make a series of knots along the shaft of the cord. This makes things shorter. good luck!

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May 7, 20090 found this helpful

Thanks, guy. I'll try the suggestions, as soon as the rain lets up around here in WV. Nica

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April 7, 20180 found this helpful

I'm 5'4" and my new Lawnmower is a Very Long Pull Cord. Please help me by telling me what I need to Do in this predicament

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July 28, 20180 found this helpful

Im 4.10 and cant start my lawn mower. Is it safe to shorten the cord?

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