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Pullcord on my Craftsman 6.0 lawnmower does not pull, seems to get stuck before engine turns over. Took top cover off to see if there was an obstruction, did not see one. Is this something I can attempt to fix?

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It's likely the rope came off the pulley and is lodged in behind it. They usually can be fixed by bending back some tabs or taking out a bolt to let the pulley come out a LITTLE. Be carefull because the rewind spring behind it will unlatch if you pull too far. It's not that strong but it will whip around and it has a sharp end

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