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I would think that your engine control cable has gone bad. There is a brake on your flywheel and your engine control cable releases this brake, this cable is hooked to the handle that you have to hold down to start the engine. you can remove the engine cover and see the brake against the flywheel, pull the handle and see if the brake is releasing. If it is releasing then something in the recoil is defective. I hope this is of some help to you.

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