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We have a briggs and stratton sovereign petrol mower the pull cord has gone loose no give so unable to start mower

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    Sovereign push petrol mower the engine runs fast then slow without cutting any ideas please.

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Hi,
If I'm understanding you correctly, the pull chord is out and will not retract so you can pull again?
If this is so, I'm thinking that there may be some obstruction keeping your spring from returning the rope. The spring is wound like a clock spring. When you pull the rope, the spring wants to bring it back. Sometimes a twig or dirt or other type of abnormality might prevent the spring from retracting your pull rope.
You might need to loosen the engine cover to remove the obstruction.
Good luck!

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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