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Can't pull my starter rope on my Lawn Mower-seems locked up---

My Murray lawn mower hasn't been used for 8-9 mo's & was working ok the last time I used it but now the cordope seems locked up & I can't pull it to start the engine--i unbolted the top & then it lets me pull it but when it is bolted back on in place--i can't pull it at all. I have put more gas & oil in it & cleaned the filter--so what else can I do with this?? Thanx! Lenae

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If its a Murray lawn mower like mine, it may be using a Briggs and Stratton engine. it sounds like the spring is broken or out of its track You can find the right part which is called a "pulley/spring assembly" by locating the model number of the engine. There are instructions on how to find this at: http://www.briggsandstratton.com/maint_repair/repair_parts/

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