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post #1 of 6 Old 01-04-2014, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Broken pull cord

Hello all: I have a 9.5hp Craftsman 27" blower, model #944.524690. I broke the pull cord yesterday. Is it a big job to change? I looked for how to's or related posts but couldn't find any... Would anyone have some info to please share? Thanks and awesome forum!
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They are very simple.
even though this is a lawnmower its pretty much the same thing as a snowblower.

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Yeah, very easy to replace.
I had to replace one on my commercial lawnmower a coupe years back and I got it done in a very short time.
Most hardware or auto parts stores carry a replacement cord for such repairs, or you can buy your own length of cord

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Personally, I like to use 550 para cord. You will probably pull the engine off it's mounts before it breaks.

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Hey eggs, donyboy makes the best videos for all small engine repair on everything from chainsaws to mowers and blowers, he is the man.
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For what a three foot length of OEM "factory" cord you can get 10'+ in a bag at Fleet Farm. I have two sizes for smaller engines and bigger engines.

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