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Stuck Chain.... My lawn mower started without a problem, I was in the middle of mowing the lawn when it desided to die on me. I look at the fuel - (it looked like it was almost empty) so I added some gas, checked the oil, and try to start. I held down the bar and pulled on the chain. The chain would not extend and it would stop short. What can I do to solve this problem?

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  • Zephiab4ever Oct 06, 2008

    Thanks for very much MoneyPit (I love that movie by the way), your idea fitted it. I didn't have any kind of string or anything - however, I have a lot of caked on cut grass under there. I cleaned that off, moved the blade around some and 'walla' it started right up. Thanks for your help. :-) And thank goodness we did have to contact Houston!


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I thank you for your reply. And We Have Lift Off!!!

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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Hello Zephiab4ever. From the description check the blade from something jamed like a string of fishing line, kite string, wire, ect. around the shaft. For safetys sake make sure the bar is NOT in the down position when you turn the blade from underneath. If this don't fix ya 'Houston We Have A Problem' Please let me know the results. Good Luck.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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