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KIck-back when trying to start

Craftsman Model 944.367301 with Model 143.976600 Tecumseh engine 'kicks back' when trying to start. It almost rips my arm off. What is causing it to kick back? It ran fine when stored away last fall (with fuel preservative). Did manage to get it running for a short period, but shut it down to top-up the fuel, and am unable to restatrt it. It doesn't even sound like it is firing, but since it is kicking back, it musty be firing. The valves seemed to be working corrrectly when observed through the side cover. Could it be a carb/fuel problem?

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Most likely your flywheel key is sheared throwing the timing off. Pull flywheel and inspect key.

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