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I have a Troy Built self-propelled mower model# 12A-466M011. I went to start it and pull the cord and it extended all the way and wouldn't retract. The pull cord will not go back in. What to do, please?

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Some disassembly of the top covers and parts of the machine will have to be done to access the starter/recoil unit that has malfunctioned.

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