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Starting problem after setting for ten days or more

On a 17.5 hp ohv enging stops turning on compression stroke ; canturn engine past compression stroke a few times it will start; after this engine starts fine

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Starter is good but cant turn engine over compression.

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Take the spark plugs out when this occurs and try to pull it through--does it expel fuel or oil? This should tell you whether you have a flooding fuel problem, or maybe the crankcase is overfull of oil causing it to leak into the combustion chamber through worn valve seals or piston rings. Hope this helps!

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