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Help with finding a part number. Ariens 10000 series sno king

about 75% through snow blowing today in Connecticut i ran out of gas. Had to run and get some more gas.

Upon return i must have been too excited and tugged on the pull cord too hard.

i am trying to find a replacement part that helps wind up the pull cord.

here is a picture of the part, it is all the way in the back of the pull cord housing.



if anyone knows the part number or a place i can get it from it would be greatly appreciated.
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i tried to find a model number or anything to identify which series this is. the best i could do was base it off of this site:

The Ariens 1960's and 1970's Sno-Thro info site.
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I broke one of those springs on a mower once. In my case there was a notched section that anchored the spring and that part broke off. I made a new notch with a dremmel and was on my way. I have no idea if this story is even remotely applicable to you but I hope it helps.
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I broke one of those springs on a mower once. In my case there was a notched section that anchored the spring and that part broke off. I made a new notch with a dremmel and was on my way. I have no idea if this story is even remotely applicable to you but I hope it helps.
the inside of the spring is supposed to have a U shape so it can hook onto the pull cord housing. i tried the quick fix and use a couple wrenchs to make my own U, but broke the damned thing twice.
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I think this may be the part you need. Is yours broken or just unwound? They can be challenging to replace if you haven't done it before. Make sure you have your safety glasses on. MH
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the inside of the spring is supposed to have a U shape so it can hook onto the pull cord housing. i tried the quick fix and use a couple wrenchs to make my own U, but broke the damned thing twice.
Sounds like exactly what happened to me. Get a dremmel and carefully cut a new u shape into the broken end so you can hook it into the housing again. The fact that the linear spring is a few inches shorter should make no difference.
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Tecumseh 28289 Starter Recoil Spring | eBay
I think this may be the part you need. Is yours broken or just unwound? They can be challenging to replace if you haven't done it before. Make sure you have your safety glasses on. MH
are these parts pretty universal?
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I saw a video of someone repairing one of those a while back. Can't find the video now, but he heated his with a torch before bending it.

You can check craigslist or find a dealer nearby that has a bunch of old stuff laying around. Might be cheaper getting the whole recoil assembly vs just getting a new spring.

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Yes. These fit the HM Tecumseh engine recoil starters that were used on the 10000 series snow blowers. I could not find the breakdown of the starter unit with part numbers, but the spring looks identical. MH
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just tried to use my cigar torch lighter to bend it. i got it going, but not enough heat. i will call a few local repair shops tomorrow. then ask if any friends have a blow torch i could borrow.
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