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The recoil starter on my stihl br420 backpack blower doesn't engage.

I bought a new OEM replacement starter but it doesn't work either. The pawl works on both (old & new), and the old one shows little wear, but engine won't turn over. I can turn the flywheel by hand, so am a little baffled as to why the starters don't work.

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Replace the entire starter assembly on both sides...

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