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Hi , my 30 hp motor has charge and fuel but won'y kick over with ignition on or by pulling cord start , seems like it is locked in , but it's not in gear ... any thoughts ?Thank you

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Remove the spark plug and see if you can turn it over
if not check the oil level in the sump as the motor could be seized
if over head valve
remove rocker cover and check for valve movement

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