Briggs and Stratton 375 Sprint Pull Start Repair

Learn how to fix a Briggs and Stratton 375 Sprint Pull Start

Tools/Parts Required 

  • Flat Head Screwdriver
  • Cleaning Materials
  • Replacement Cord If Required
  • Socket Wrench & 10mm or 11mm socket depending on engine.

Step 1.

Remove the Pull start from your engine and clean it thoroughly, this makes it easier to work on and put back together.

Step 2

Carefully bend up the 3 tabs that secure the starter and carefully remove the starter being mindful that the spring is connected and must be carefully removed.

Step 3

Once the starter is removed. You can check over your starter for problems and make sure your spring has the correct connections and bends, if your spring needs to be wound back in you can do that as shown in the video.

Step 4

Once the spring is ready you can attach it to the starter and wind the starter as you put it back in to the cover to ensure the spring fits correctly.

Step 5 

Once everything is assembled you can test the starter being mindful to test it with the tabs down. If your cord isn’t all the way in you may rewind it as shown in the video.


  1. Great Vids on engine repairs, but please note you are using
    a flat blade screwdriver not Phillips head in this vid, as you keep referring
    Keep up the good work

  2. What can be done when the tabs break off due to metal fatigue? This was not a good design. Is there any way to make it work, without trying to find a replacement for the entire top cover?

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