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First off you have to get the panels free to gain access to the recoil. You mentioned a stripped screw head. You can use a left hand drill bit to back it out, or use a punch to try and turn the screw head to break it loose. Once you have gained access you remove the recoil cover bolts and remove it form the engine. You will need to wind the spring so it will retract by turning the pulley. Then hold it in place and insert your new rope. Make sure to tie a knot on the free end. Once the rope is in tire knot on the end to lock it into the on the pulley, release the pulley to let it suck up and wind the new rope. Then reassemble and attach your pull handle.
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