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New craftsman, pull chord will only pull 6 inches

I have a 1 yr old crafstman, that I had folded the handle up to put it away. I can only pull the chord about 6 " and then it locks. The blade will turn, but harder than it should be. And it is clean underneath. I partially took off cover and I see that it only rotates 1/2 way around and then it's like it hit something--- consistently every time.

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Check the brake cable that goes to the flywheel, you may have something loose or broken. the lever on the handle you press to crank it may have come loose from the cable. it may be loose at the end under the cover also. some have adjustments some don't.

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