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Poulan 550 Series push mower won't pull start

I have a Poulan 550 Series push mower, about 1 year old. Worked fine last week, went to pull start it today and the pull handle wouldn't move, feels locked up. I cheched the oil level, which is full. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.

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Poulan 550 series self propeeled mower. Mower starts and stops running after 10 seconds. Gas tank full. Filter cleaned.

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Take the cover off and see if you can pull it, if not you make have a broken recoil spring.

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Hmmmm,,and the plot thickens. Without seeing the unit, i would have to think that when you pull the engine control cable bar, its not releasing the brake that sits against the flywheel. These cables do stretch. Pull the engine cover and you will see the brake against the flywheel. Pull the engine control handle and watch and see if brake is releasing. If its not, replace the cable.
That would be my bet. I hope this is of some help.

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