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After my daughter mowed awhile when i went out the pull cord was stuck and i can't start it

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The drive shaft probably just needs to be lubricated. When you pull on the pull cord it turns the blade, so if the shaft that the blade is attached to won't turn, the cord won't pull.

If you turn your mower over and look at the shaft that runs up into the mower from the center of the blade, you can squirt some oil up into where the shaft disappears inside the body of the mower. Use a generous amount, and then turn the blade by hand (carefully so you don't cut yourself!) and squirt some more oil. The blade should get easier to turn, and once it's as easy as you think it's going to get, try pulling on the cord and it should pull with no problem.

Posted on Aug 28, 2010

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