How to Fix a Two Cycle Engine Rope Starter?

Answer Two-cycle engines, like those found on chainsaws, gas-powered trimmers or small lawnmowers, typically use a rope starter. Over time, the rope in these rope starters can become damaged and break. Re... Read More »

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How to Troubleshoot a Troy-Bilt 4-Cycle Gasoline Trimmer Starter Rope?

The starter rope on a Troy-Bilt 4-cycle gas trimmer gives the operator the ability to manually crank the engine fast enough to start combustion. The rope, attached to a pulley, spins the flywheel a... Read More »

How to Install a Pull Rope on a Recoil Starter?

An outboard motor's recoil starter uses springs and rope to start the motor if there's no electric starter or if the electric starter becomes inoperative. The springs are large and, when coiled and... Read More »

How to Change the Starter Rope on a Craftsman Blower?

The starter rope on a Craftsman snow blower is the rope with a handle that hangs out of the top of the engine cover and is used to start the blower motor. If you can't start you motor or if the sta... Read More »

How to Replace a Yamaha Outboard Starter Rope Spring?

When you pull the starting rope of an outboard, you expect the engine to start. When you pull the rope, and the rope doesn't wind back into the starter, the spring will need to be replaced in the o... Read More »