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Poulan 2055 will not start

I have a Poulan 2055 , 20 cc that will not start. The cord will not pull freely with the spark plug in. If I remove the spark plug it pulls freely. The muffler and exhaust are clear. Would this be a stuck valve of some sort & how would I repair ? I do not have much experience on 2 cycle motors

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  • Ken Melton Feb 21, 2009

    I called tec line and all they would do is refer me to an authorized service center.

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I would recommend calling their tech line at 1-800-554-6723. But in my experience most 2 cycles don't really have valves that stick just slots cut into the cylinder to exhaust the gases. Let me know what happens please

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