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It seems impossible to hold spring cover and pulley as I slide both together onto shaft as I am replacing a broken pulley on an older craftsman weed eater? Lance

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What model do you have?

It may be easier to install the spring first, inside the housing, then install the pulley.

Did you check You Tube for videos?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt-bUuX8Q28

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eIcj4KFmp4A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4r8wbejHXY

You do not have to have the outer spring holder, you can install the spring in the housing first, just start the spring end and roll/feed the spring into the housing.

Eric

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Lawnmower Repair . Certified Master Service Technician from B&S. Have 23 years experience on B&S, Lawn Chief, Weed Eater, Echo, Peerless, Wheel Horse, Snapper, Atlas, MTD, McCulloch, Homelite and many other numerous brands. Specialize in electrical repair.

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Born and raised in the midwest. Started tinkering with engines when I was about 14 on my Suzuki RM-80. I began lawn mower repair at a small hardware store. I knew absolutely nothing. I read lots of repair manuals and met an older fellow who taught me many lessons. I continued working on small engines through high school and paid my way through college working on mowers at the same hardware store. Decided to get away from the midwest and mower repair so I joined the Air Force. I repaired air traffic control electronic equipment and ended up in Hawaii where I got a part time job at Small Engine Clinic. I gained a lot of experience from the Small Engine Clinic and had a blast repairing small engines. I then took the Briggs and Stratton Master Service Technician test and earned my MST. I then traveled to Wisconsin where I attended the factory update training seminar and received formal training. Continued working on mowers part time as I completed 20 years of military. Retired from the military on a Friday and continued in the lawn and garden industry the next Monday.

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MAS Aerospace Operations BA Mathematics AAS Electronic Communications AAS Electronic Technology

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