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Sweeper-mulcher starter cord won't move

After several successful starts and stops while picking up leaves, the starter cord won't move. Any attempt to pull the cord just moves the mulcher.

Is this a symptom of something locked in the mulcher blade and is this a home-fix?

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It indicates something locked in mulcher blade .

This can be fixed by professionals only.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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Yes it the locking problem for sure.calling a tech is much advisable.

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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