If your Troy Bilt trimmer is giving you trouble, it might be time to replace the pull cord. This guide will show you how to do it step by step.
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At some point, the pull cord on your Troy Bilt trimmer is going to break or become damaged. When this happens, you’ll need to know how to replace it. Replacing the pull cord is a relatively easy task that anyone can do. With a few simple tools and some time, you’ll have your trimmer up and running in no time.
Preparing to Replace the Pull Cord
The first step is to disconnect the spark plug wire from the spark plug. This will help prevent the engine from accidentally starting while you’re working on it. Once the spark plug wire is disconnected, you can unscrew the housing cover from the engine. You should now have access to the recoil assembly.
Gather the Necessary Tools and Parts
Before you begin, you will need to gather the necessary tools and parts. You will need a new pull cord, a Phillips screwdriver, and a Flathead screwdriver. You may also need a pair of needle-nose pliers.
Once you have gathered everything you need, lay out all of the parts and tools in a well-lit area so that you can easily see what you are doing. Make sure that you have enough space to work comfortably and that there are no potential hazards in the area where you will be working.
Disengage the Trimmer Head
To begin, you will need to disengage the trimmer head. You can do this by depressing the trimmer head release button and turning the trimmer head counterclockwise.
Replacing the Pull Cord
The pull cord on your Troy Bilt trimmer can break after extended use. When this happens, you will need to replace it. This is a simple process that anyone can do. In this article, we will show you how to replace the pull cord on a Troy Bilt trimmer.
Remove the Old Pull Cord
To replace the pull cord on your Troy Bilt trimmer, you will first need to remove the old cord. Begin by disconnecting the spark plug wire from the spark plug. This will ensure that the trimmer cannot start while you are working on it.
Next, locate the end of the old pull cord that is still attached to the trimmer. This will be on the shaft of the trimmer, near the handle. Use a pair of pliers to grip the end of the cord and pull it out of its housing. Once you have removed the old cord, you can proceed to install the new one.
Install the New Pull Cord
Installing the new pull cord is a reversal of the steps you took to remove the old one. Start by feeding the end of the cord through the hole in the bottom of the spool. If your model has a spring inside the spool, make sure that it is in place before you continue. Once the cord is fed through, wind it tightly around the spool in a clockwise direction until there are no more than three inches of cord left.
Now, take the end of the cord and feed it through both of the loops on either side of the spool. Once it is fed through, pull on both loops until they are tight against the side of the spool. You may need to use a pair of pliers to get them tight enough. With both loops pulled tight, wind the cord around the spool in a clockwise direction until there are no more than three inches of cord left.
Finally, take the end of the cord and insert it into one of the holes on either side of the spool. You may need to use a pair or pliers to push it all the way through. Pull on both loops until they are tight against side ofthe spool, then trim any excess cord using a knife or scissors.
Reattach the Trimmer Head
Most Troy Bilt trimmer heads are held onto the trimmer shaft with a retaining collar. The retaining collar is a piece of metal with either one or two grooves cut into its circumference. The trimmer line is fed through these grooves and the head is tightened down onto the shaft, locking the line in place. If your trimmer head does not have a retaining collar, it will have a series of notches cut into the outside edge of the head where the line is fed through and wrapped around to secure it.
If you need to replace the pull cord on your Troy Bilt trimmer, follow these steps. First, remove the spool cap from the trimmer head. Next, use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the spring from the inside of the spool. With the spring removed, you can now unwind the old pull cord from the spool. To install the new cord, start by feeding one end through the center hole in the spool. Then, wind the cord around the spool in a clockwise direction until you have about six inches of cord remaining. At this point, you will need to put the spring back in place and then put the spool cap back on. To finish, just pull on the free end of the cord until it is tight, and then trim off any excess cord.