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I used pure gas instead of added oil to the gas on the blower now the pulley has not pull to it...and it won't start

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You ran it with straight gas. For how long? Did you turn it off or did it shut down.

The oil mixed in the fuel is to provide lubrication to the moving parts to prevent metal on metal wear and excessive heat.

If the engine stopped itself, it most likely has been damaged. If you noticed it quickly, you may still be able to use it. Will the recoil pull and attempt to start or is it seized?

If it won't attempt to pull, then I suspect the engine has suffered access wear including scoring of the cylinder wall, piston and piston rings. A rebuild is necessary and may not be worth it vs. cost of replacement.

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