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Pull-start rope won't pull

I'd been using the chipper/shredder, shredding mostly oak leavesand pine needles, for about an hour, when I had to shut it off because it was not spitting anything out. I didn't see a rock or any other problem, so I went to start it again and the pull-start rope won't pull at all. It is encased so I can't see the rope, but it doesn't feel like it is tangled. It just won't pull at all. Any ideas? If there is a rock somewhere inside, jamming blades, would that prevent it from pulling, since you can't stop the blades from turning while it's running? I had started it about 3 times in that hour already.

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This has happened several times for me and is usually caused by a peice of word jamed in the input hopper and half cut by the blades. Always make sure there is no wood in the input chute before stopping motor. remove the collector bag and use a long pry bar to reverse the flywheel. if this moves backwards you may then be able to remove the peice of wood jammed in the blades thru the input chute. Long Skinny arms is required to reach down the chute. Use a Flashlight to see if this is your problem.

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Can you turn the blades with a peice of wood? Offhand though could be a seized motor, oil check OK?

-Carl, please let me know if this helps.

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