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Starter Rope

Starter Rope

Part Number: 697316
Briggs and StrattonToroLawn Boy
Availability: 9 in stock
Price: $4.58
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*This part replaces obsolete part #: and 692259.

Product Information
Manufacturer: Briggs and Stratton, Toro, Lawn Boy
Product Number: 697316
Classification: Part
Weight: 0.03 lbs.
Shipping: Ships Worldwide
Description:
This manufacturer approved replacement part is a genuine starter rope. It is specially designed for use with small engines installed on lawn and garden equipment. This rope allow user to to crank start the engine. Includes one (1) fabric rope. Please note the grip/handle is sold separately.
Compatibility

This part is compatible with the following machines:

Briggs and Stratton
Toro
Lawn Boy
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Products Compatibility

This item works with the following types of products:

  • • Engine
  • • Lawn Mower
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Repair Instructions: Submitted by Customers Like You
8 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Pulley Spring Assembly - 498144
Starter Rope - 697316
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Nutdriver
Lawnmower starter rope broke (also the pulley/spring assembly)
The starter rope broke, as well as, I found out when I disassembled the housing, the pulley / spring assembly had also broken. I removed the entire shroud / cover, cleaned the assembly, removed the old pulley assembly and inserted the new one. Feed the starter rope into the pulley and tie off.
Have a screwdriver handy and turn the pulley assembly counter-clockwise until its taught, insert the screwdriver to keep the spring from unwinding and mount the shroud back to the engine. Once that's done, remove the screwdriver while keeping tension on the cord.
Reattach the cord to the mower handle.
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5 of 5 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Engine
Parts Used:
Starter Rope - 697316
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
Less than 15 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Nutdriver, utility knife
Snow Blower starter rope frayed
1. Removed starter recoil assy. from the engine by removing the 4 bolts with a nutdriver.
2. Pulled the starter rope all the way out of the recoil until it was fully extended.
3. Inserted a small screwdriver to keep the recoil from winding the rope back in.
4. Removed the old starter rope by cutting the knors off of both ends.
5. Measures the new rope to the same length as the old one and cut to proper length.
6. Inserted the new starter rope into the hole in the recoil adn tied a knot to prevent it feom coming out.
7. Inserted the otehr end fo the rope into the pull handle adn tied a knot to keep it from puling out.
Note: I always heat the knots with a lighter to just begin to melt them so they cannot untie.
8. Remove the small screwdriver to allow the recoil to retract the rope.
9. Chrck to be sure the rope recoils all the way in and it pulls out smoothly.
Install the recoil back on the engine with the four bolts that were removes in step 1.
10. Test to be sure everythign is working properly.
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Starter Rope - 697316
Primer Bulb - 694394
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set
Starter rope broke and I thought the primer bulb was dry rotted
I watched You Tube posts of similar repairs to try to pickup anything that I had not thought about.
Removed the engine cover, removed the recoil assembly. I had to approximate how far to wind the new rope by looping it on top of the recoil assembly and added a full turn. Tied a knot on the end of the rope after inserting the end through the recoil assembly and wound the recoil five full revolutions.
Reinstalled the recoil assembly and checked the rope length, then replaced the engine cover.
I had a more difficult time figuring out how the primer bulb held in the carburetor. I could find no videos to guide me on my particular part. Finally figured out how it was installed and replaced it.
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1 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Pawl Friction Plate - 692299
Ratchet Pawl - 281505S
Spring-Friction - 691855
Pulley Spring Assembly - 498144
Starter Rope - 697316
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
30-60 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Nutdriver, two pair of needle nose pliers.
Lawn mower rope broke and coil spring loop had become undone and twisted.
Remove the engine shroud and then remove three bolts holding the gas down. Loosen another bolt left rear & down of the gas tank and you can tilt the gas tank back w/o removing it completely. Then remove another bolt holding the oil fill tube, pull up slightly and turn to the side so that it clears the engine cover. Remove 4 bolts holding the engine cover/pulley spring assembly and lift it up slowly(make sure you recall how it is mounted over some engine flanges). Remove a bolt holding down the Pawl friction plate over the pulley spring assembly and lift up on the assembly carefully as it contains the recoil starter spring. I then discovered that my new pulley spring assembly had the anchoring loop (the one that anchors on the center tab of the engine cover) looping to the right. My original spring looped to the left. I then had to use two needle nose pliers to carefully grab the spring loop and bend it around to the left making a new anchoring loop. This was very time consuming as you have to be careful of the spring not uncoiling. Once you done the new loop, bent the spring loop towards the center of the coiled spring so that it can catch on the center tab of the engine cover. Once you insert the pulley spring assembly, turn it counter clockwise until tight and then turn it back one turn to release some tension. You have to stick a small screwdriver in-between the pulley assembly and one of the slots in the engine cover to keep the spring from uncoiling. You them align the rope hole in the pulley with the rope hole in the engine cover and insert the new rope, grab it with needle nose and pull it, giving you some slack to tie the knot. You can now release the rope slowly (make sure you have the pull rope handle attached to the other end of rope) until the rope winds completely. You now attach cover back onto engine, making sure it fits correcting onto its location. You can now reattach all other parts in reverse of how you took them off. If you have a digital camera or phone, take pictures before or as you unassemble the engine, so you can remember what goes where.
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Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Pulley Spring Assembly - 498144
Air Filter Cartridge - 697029
Starter Rope - 697316
Tube-Breather - 692937
O-RING, 1IDX1.25X.125 - 704008
Blade, 21" - 7019795BZYP
Poly V-Belt - 7012354YP
Ball Bearing - 7028014YP
Ball Bearing - 707608
Assembly, Drive-Disc - 7073528YP
Bushing - 703971
Belt, Engine Drive - 7046784YP
Disc, Driven - 7041855YP
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench Set, Nutdriver, Adjustable Wrench
Drive system rebuild, total frame and deck rework
Stripped lawnmower down to clean and repair. Painted deck and repaired drive system. All parts fit perfect.
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Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Starter Rope - 697316
Filter-Air Cleaner Foam - 272235S
Carburetor - 795477
Repair Difficulty:
Medium
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Socket set, Wrench Set, Adjustable Wrench, aerosol carburator cleaner
Lawn mower rope was frayed, engine was running poorly
watched a 5ea youtube's on rope replacement and recoil spring winding (1hr)
removed and replaced rope,
adjusted pull length

replaced carburator and air filter. used carb cleaner to clean gas tank float cavity
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Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Pulley Spring Assembly - 498144
Starter Rope - 697316
Repair Difficulty:
Easy
Time Spent Repairing:
15-30 minutes
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Socket set, Nutdriver
Lawn mower rope broke and messed the spring up so it had to be replaced
put the new pulley on the shaft so the spring was hooked then wound the pulley a few turns counter clockwise and held it in place with a screw driver. Fed the new rope in and tied it the held the rope and slowly let the pulley wind the rope on to it. Then put the fly wheel cover on the engine and started the engine with one pull.
A small sheet of instructions came with the parts so no mistakes were made on winding the spring.
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0 of 1 people found this instruction helpful
Tool Type:
Lawn Mower
Parts Used:
Air Filter Cartridge - 491588S
Gasket-Cylinder Head - 692249
Crankcase Gasket - 692232
Seal-Oil - 399781S
Starter Rope - 697316
Grip-Starter Handle - 281434S
Air Cleaner Gasket - 795629
Spark Plug - 796112S
Repair Difficulty:
Hard
Time Spent Repairing:
More than 2 hours
Tools Used:
Screwdriver, Pliers, Power Drill, Socket set, Wrench Set, Nutdriver
very little compression ex. valve leaked
Completely disassembled engine cleaned all parts and repainted
honed the cylinder, regrind both valves
reassembled all parts by changing out all ordered parts.

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    I have never had better customer service from anyone, anywhere. This lady helped me locate difficult to find mfr part numbers etc. She could not have been more courteous. I'm not the brightest person she ever felt with. She spoke in unbroken english!!! Give her a gigantic raise and a hug from me. Thanks, Scott
    Guest - April 15, 2020 Verified Purchase
    exact fit
    Starter rope was the exact replacement for the original,I didn't want to go elsewhwere because I wanted the same diamter rope as the original one. Shipping and delvery times were great also.
    Guest - August 12, 2019 Verified Purchase
    easy install
    GREAT PRICE, AND I WILL PURCHASE THIS STARTER ROPE AGAIN... THAAANK YOU!!!
    Guest - July 20, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Great part
    Received even sooner then expected.
    Guest - April 26, 2019 Verified Purchase
    Rope Not A Problem
    the rope was not what I needed and I cant call you all.i needed something else like I said it connect to the part you pull to start the mow it start at the do and hook up at the bottom of the lawn mower,its some kind of wire.and i need to send this rope back because that is not what i need. John Wilson
    Guest - April 29, 2020 Verified Purchase
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    Product Information
    Manufacturer: Briggs and Stratton, Toro, Lawn Boy
    Product Number: 697316
    Classification: Part
    Weight: 0.03 lbs.
    Shipping: Ships Worldwide
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