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Troy bilt self propelled assembled in the box got it out of the box and finished setup but when it came to the pull start cord it would not pull am i missing something?

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The unit has a safety feature that stops the engine with a brake when you release the handle. In order to start the engine you have to release this brake by squeezing the handle lever as if you were mowing. You have to hold this lever in that position as you pull the cord.

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