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Weed eater lawn mower pull cord locked up

I was mowing taller grass and the mower stalled. i picked it up from the back to see if there was grass clogged in the blade. i didnt see anything but the blade wouldnt budge. i tried to pull start the mower but the cord would only move 2in. or so. i turned it on its side (probably not the best idea) and i unwound a bit of thin stringy weed from the cylinder. i could move the blade around but it was tough. i turned the mower right side up and oil started leaking out of it. still no give on the pull cord. i just bought the mower off of craigslist and it looks to be in good condition and it started on the first try. this was my first time using it to cut grass. i dont really have the money to take it to a repair shop and just want to know if i might be able to fix it myself and how.

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Echo carbs have a little black plastic plug covering the High speed adj screw..CA air pulotion control bs..So get that little black blug out and give the screw a little turn open and u should be good to go..It worked for me..on a PBL 251 blower..My Echo weed wacker has the carb also..Go to Echos site and download the parts break down for your unit and look at the carb page..You will see the plug and HS,screw..happing wacking and blowing

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SOURCE: weed eater is locked up. can not pull cord at all.

Try taking the cover off around the pull if you can. Likely the cord is not free to spin, or there is a rub on the fly wheel stopping it from moving.

Posted on Aug 25, 2009

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