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Mtd 17.5 will not start

Turn motorcouple inches then locks

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  • Dwain Pippen May 11, 2010

    Can you turn it backwards by hand and how far?



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Take off the flywheel you will see the problem. I have put too much money into it every year that I have owned it. JUNK.

Posted on May 26, 2009


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