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Unable to pull starter cord at all

I had not started my Honda generator in over a year. I pulled on the starter cord and it pulled with great resistance at first and then would not pull at all. I removed the spark plug and tried to pull it but it still would not move.

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Pour some gas/oil mixture down sparkplug hole and let it soak and see if the rings are carbon blocked

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