The tough part is taking the weedeater apart to replace the piece of pull rope. The pull rope is cheap. A few bucks for the amount of pull rope you will need. The fun part is wrapping it on the pull rope spool and rewinding the spring tension and getting all put togther.
1) It is sprung wond in the RIGHT direction
2) Wond enough that it pulls the cord handle back.... just enough.
Be prepared for the spring to shoot across the room if not taken apart gently. Pay attention to what is where and which direction. It will save you a headache later. Well... just one headache at least.
Replacing the rope is easy, getting to it is the chore. The way things are made to day it can be a real job to change a $2.00 item. Odds are yu can probably reuse the same rope over and it probably broke at the end where it goes into the pulley assembly, or at the handle. Just becarefull of that recoil spring as it can take an eye out in a heart beat.
I read and have been told the majority of recoil starter ropes that break are from pulling it at an inproper angle and pulling it out father than it should have been pulled. It shoud never be pulled to the point it ectends the entire piece of rope, and you should always pull it slow until it takes up any slack before giving it a firm pull, not a haphazardous yank.
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