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I was tilling an area. It quit. There was still gas in it. When I tried to restart, the cord would not pull. I checked to see if anything was wrapped around the blades or stuck between the blades and there wasn't. I tried again and the cord still would not pull. What should I try next?

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  • Brian Kirk
    Brian Kirk Sep 07, 2010

    Just plain gas or the proper gas/oil mix? Running a 2-stroke engine on straight gas without the oil mixed in will cause the motor to seize which would explain the starter cord not pulling.



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It doesn't sound good. I would say that it probably seized up on you. The best way to determine that without tearing it apart is to ask yourself how it was running right before it quit. If it was running extremely well right before it quit, then you probably blew it up (seized)!


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    Jim Parker Sep 13, 2010

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