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indications are that there is insufficient oil in the mix and the ring has failed and jammed
you may have to pull it right down or simply junk it
if it has been discontinued then parts may also be scarce
Remove the impeller and check for loose motor mount screws. With the impeller off and the spark plug removed and the pull start functioning properly; if it still wont pull then its likely internal and due to be replaced.
crankcase could be full of fuel causing it to hydro lock take plug out and see if it will pull over be carefull though if it's hydro locked with fuel it will pump out of the sparkplug hole. the rope may be off of the starting pully as well
Hi, sometimes the recoil rope gets a little tangled inside the housing if the cord is allowed to snap back after pulling. You need to undo the screws that hold the recoil on the motor and inspect the rope inside. If you cannot pull the rope freely while it is detached, then the problem lies with the recoil. In this case try to find the tangled cord and undo it. Test that the coil works before reinstalling it. It should work fine.
If you pull the recoil while it's detached and it moves freely, then the problem lies with the engine itself. This would indicate a seizure and requires a complete tear-down and rebuild.
Since the impeller is mounted on the crankshaft and the crankshaft is part of the engine...you're going to have to hold the engine still while you remove it. Do this by removing the engine's spark plug...turning the engine to where the piston is down near bottom of cylynder and stick a length of clean, soft rope or cord in the cylinder. Then, when you try to take the impeller off, the piston will compress the rope into the head (not hurting anything) locking up the engine and allowing you to do the removal.
Sounds like you have fuel leaked into the cylinder. Remove the spark plug, empty it out, pull the rope a few times to force out the excess fuel, dry the plug off and put it back in. Don't put the choke on, open the throttle all the way up, and she should start. Remember, liquid doesn't compress, and sometimes changes in temperature or atmospheric pressure can push fuel through the system and into the cylinder.
The Sears model 358.797200 appears to the FL1500LE marketed under the Craftsman name. Go to the searspartsdirect.com site and enter the Sears model number. This blower may be prone to develop binding in the pull cord rewind spring compartment, which can be fixed by adding washers to increase the spacing. Open the rewind starter page on the sears site for an exploded view. I found that by placing 2 washers on each of the 5 screws (no. 7 on the diagram) which attach impeller housing (12) to the motor, I increased the spacing enough so the pull cord operated and retracted normally. The washers must go between the impeller housing and the motor. To complete the repair, you need to add a washer between the spacing flywheel (14) and the impeller(15) to keep the impeller from binding against the housing. The gasoline tank screws won't line up as well with the holes, but will fit. Install all 3 screws for the at first loosely, then tighten them down.