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The cord that starts the generator is stuck or jammed....you can pull it, but it doesn't really catch on and feels like its jammed

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Pull cord gets stuck


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If my generator shut off due to low lubricant will it reset automatically? If not is there a reset valve/button?


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There is something stopping the paper feed process. Try the following
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When i try my pull start it seems to be jammed. Why does this happen?


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