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Rope will not pull out to start the yard man blower vacum.

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Something is blocking it, Look through the screen vents near the pull starter, or the engine is seased up or something has been dropped in the carb or exaust its a 2 stroke engine and it can b jammed by external object put in the engine, it will likely need to be disassymbled

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