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When I pull the recoil rope it seems to have lost compression and won't start. Pulls easier but with no compression behind each pull. Any ideas?

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Have you checked the compression? A lot of  two stroke cycle engines are running less lube due to emission which results in far more wear. Sometimes people don't realize that oil has to bve added to the gasoline.thus wearing the engine to the no compression state.

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