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Following fuel leaking through the air filter and exhaust and checking the float bowel & putting the carb back I cannot engage the cord. The break is deploying and was working prior to the fuelleakage

I serviced the mower before use checking the spark plug and replacing the oil and checking the filter. It fired on fourth pull. I cut my back lawn. Now, post fuel problem the blade will not turn although there was some movement initially. I have not tilted the mower the wrong way. I have removed the pull from the mounting and it works fine. I have not hit anything.

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    Vincent Competello Apr 03, 2015

    It's not the end of the mower! If you're handy you can take it apart and fix it for a fraction of the cost of purchasing a new one. A single cylinder rebuild will cost you less than you think!

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Hi Julie,
Yep, it's me again. Seeing that you were mowing so much tall grass, I'm sure that a good bit of it was still wet. Wet grass builds up under the mower and once dry, becomes hard. If you stopped using the mower long enough for all that grass to dry, there's a chance that the build up of it, is stopping the blade from turning. Have you had a chance to check under there yet?
You can use a putty knife or something like that, to scrape all the dried grass from underneath the mower. Any build up under there, that touches the blade, will slow down or even stop the blade from turning. Just a shot in the dark.
I hope we can figure this thing out pretty soon. I'm running out of ideas! LOL!!! Have a great weekend and good luck. By the way... I'd be happy to come mow your yard for you. I'll wait out on the front porch for you to come pick me up. LOL!

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    julie Perry Apr 05, 2015

    Hi Bill, Yes, me again too!!!! I have managed to move the blade it turns freely now. I was going to try and actually get the blade off but I am a feeble woman and am unable to free the bolt. My husband a couple of years ago had trouble getting if off. Any it moves that is the main thing and as I was turning the blade round oil started to seep out even though I drained the oil or so one thought. i am still unable, however to pull the cord, although I can now pull further. I have been spraying pentrating oil into the spark plug hole just in case the engine has seized but in view of this latest development it looks like it could possibly be something else. I have taken the pull off the machine at it works freely so it is not cross threding. so it maybe something really silly. I think you will be waiting on the porch for sometime especially with our time difference.....LOL!!!!

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    julie Perry Apr 05, 2015

    Success, well, partly! The pull now deploys fully. Tomorrow is "D Day" and I will put some oil back into the machine and spark plug and see what happens. I will mow the lawn until I get another filter but we will see first if it starts. I will let you know. Julie

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    julie Perry Apr 07, 2015

    Hi Bill, I got it going with a new filter and I was very pleased to say the least. However, I had petrol coming through the air filter again. I turned the petrol off asap and air filter and took the carb off and gave it a really good clean. The flaot in the float bowl was going up and down but not as it should. I got a pin and put it into the hole and got some dirt out. I didn't get the screw and the centre pin out of the carb but water, if you put your finger over the side hole was going through so I assume if water will go through then petrol will definitely. I put it all back together having put a insulating gasket on and bingo it started. I let it run for about three minutes just standing and it idled for a bit and sort of backfired when I first pulled the cord and then it settled. I switched it off but it does appear to be very hot. I will see tomorrow if it is "A" alright and "B" petrol isn't coming throught the filter again. What was obstrucing the cord I have no idea. It could have been something impeding the blade or it could indeed have been petrol in the engine which caused the trouble but either way all is good if I can sort out the heat problem. Thank you so much for your help and support it meant a lot to me as my husband died recently and he always serviced the mower. Thanks again Bill and take care, Julie

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It sounds like the engine may have seized. If you have the plug removed, try to turn the blade itself. If it doesn't move then it makes a seized engine more plausible.

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Remove spark plug and try it if gas blows out you have a carb problem rather sounds like the fuel has leaked and filled the cylinder . means float is sticking in the carb .

Posted on Apr 02, 2015

Testimonial: "I have had petrol where the spark plug is and I have taken the carb off and checked the float. I have now put it all back together but I am unable to deploy the cord to see if it works. I cannot understand why the cord will not deploy post leak."

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    julie Perry Apr 02, 2015

    If there is fuel in the cylinder will this be the casue of me being unable to deploy the cord?

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    julie Perry Apr 02, 2015

    If the answer is yes how do i get the fuel out of the cylinder?

  • ray gallant Apr 02, 2015

    remove spark plug and pull rope

  • ray gallant Apr 02, 2015

    also check the rankcase oil it could also be full of gas if it leaked past the rings

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