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I have a Yard Machine self propelled walk behind lawn mower. It is electric start but also has the cord to pull start. It has a 6.5 Hp Briggs and Stratton engine. We lost the key. How can i start it.

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Lowe's*,Home Depot*(Tractor Supply,Rural King?)(*Best pricing),Ace /True Value,Walmart hardware,local lawn-mower shop will carry replacement keys,generally....it's usually a generic('Master' (NOT as in 'MASTER locks')key....https://www.google.com/search?client=aff-maxthon-maxthon4&channel=t27&q=Yard%20Machine%20replacement%20key

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SOURCE: Yard Man 21" Mower Pull Cord Won't Retract

You will find the retractable spring is broken you can go to any lawn mower shop and buy a replace me, also Wal mart and others you will have to wind it up till rope is tight then hook to the flywheel where the slot is. cost about $10.00 also lube the center hub bearing with wd 40

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: my craftsman rotory lawn mower 6.5 hp self

You have water in in the carborator, I'll bet. I had this same problem. Here's what I did.

I emptied the gas tank, put in a new spark plug, changed the oil and then unscrewed thd big nut on the bottom of the float container (attached to the carborator near the rubber gas injector button) and emptied and cleand the float container. Then i put it all back together, pulled the cord and the same thing happened, but this time i could keep it going by having my daughter constantly pushing the rubber gas injector button. After it had run for a minute with this constant pushing of the button, all the water was gone from everytwhere and it worked.

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SOURCE: Stuck pull cord on Toro 6.5 self-propelled mower

1) Common problem when a mower sits for several weeks at a time between mowing;
check for extra grass debris to be glogged between the blade and the mower shell.

2) If the mower has a 'bail' or 'zone' control handle;
this releases a brake mechanism on the flywheel to allow it to rotate, and after it is running, releasing the lever will 'kill' the engine.

NOTE* when transporting a push mower in the trunk of a car, try to keep the mower as level as possible.

*extra note when mower has been transported in the back of a car;
sometimes the mower is placed in a trunk at such a severe angle that the oil from the crankcase is forced around the rings and sits on top of the piston so that when you try to pull the rope you have a 'hydra' lock. (that is when a liquid is between the piston and the spark plug) You cannot compress a liquid, so the rope appears stuck.

If this happens, remove the spark plug (make sure the loose plug wire is fastened away from any combustable that comes out of the spark plug hole *** AND THERE WILL BE A HUGE STREAM OF OIL AND GASOLINE, SO BE PREPARED TO CLEAN UP A MESS ***
pull as normal until fluid is dispelled from internal engine
clean or replace the spark plug
a few more pulls (no choke required) and you are up and going

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SOURCE: Mower cord is hard to pull and it makes a crying

starter clutch under recoil is seizing on shaft...need to polish shaft and lubricate....recoil housing will probably be damaged as well

Posted on Aug 14, 2010

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