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Starting issues. Can't pull cord.

My Sears/B&S lawn mower is giving me starting issues. Starting cord broke I removed top parts repaired and replaced. Started and rand 4 or 5 times since. Now it will not pull. The recoil mechanism pulls when off the motor but cannot be budged when fastened in place. The mower can be started using the old fashioned loose cord method so I know nothing is locked up in blade or motor. I have problems with the recoil mechanism that I cannot troubleshoot. Thanks.

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Make sure your flywheel brake is not engaged or the cover is hindering the mechanism somehow after it is installed

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