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Starter cord on lawnmower will not pull out

The starter cord on my lawnmower will not pull out. It seems like it is stuck. I am pulling back on the blade control like I'm supposed to.

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Hi Mary. You will need to remove the starter box on your mower. The coil box may be rusty or the pully may need fixing. Try using some oil spray and see if the pully now works. If the starter coil is clean the mower may be ceased.

Posted on Jul 29, 2013

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SOURCE: Lawnmower hit a stump and now can't pull starter cord

you may have bent the crank shaft if it pulls hard and pulls back then remove the flywheel and check the key

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