Question about Gcv160 Gas Engine
First, that penetrating oil I told you about is called "BLASTER", but since they don't sell it in France, There's no sense sending a picture of the can, huh? I've been thinking about your problem. It may be a long shot, but you said you were trying to mow grass that was really tall. There is a chance, that from pulling on the rope with cut grass binding the blade, that you have damaged the the pull rope assembly on the top of the motor.
If you remove the top cover of the motor where the pull rope is, that whole assembly will come off with it. Don't worry! No springs will pop out at you and it all stays together. With the top removed, pull the rope making sure the pulley under the cover rotates freely.
That's the ONLY external thing that could stop the engine from turning over. Outside of something you may have run over, that is stuck between the blade and bottom of the mower. Which just happened to me today.
I went to mow my niece's lawn and the grass was really tall. I ran over one of her dogs rubber toys. It stopped the mower dead in its tracks and I couldn't even pull the rope. When I tipped the mower on its side, I found the toy wedged in tight. I had to cut it out.
Anyway, Julie, if it isn't one of those two things...I hate to admit it, but I'm stumped! Oh, just for S & G, while you have the top cover off, tip the mower and see if you can turn the blade. WARNING!!! Never try to turn the blade by hand, without removing the spark plug wire first!!!!!!!!!!! It would be just your luck, the thing would fire up and cut off your hand.
I wish I were there to help you. I love a good challenge. Please keep me posted and by all means... If you ever figure it out, please let me know what it was, okay? Take care, good luck and you have a great Easter as well.
Posted on Apr 04, 2015
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Follow the line to the engine brake to see if the brake is being released when you squeeze the handle.
Posted on Apr 01, 2015
Testimonial: "I have done this and the lever is moving. It worked okay and I cut my back lawn but since I have had the carb off because of petrol in the filter, I cannot deploy the the pull.Its stiff."
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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