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The pull cord on the mower is frozen after several times of pulling it.

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The drive shaft might need to be lubricated. If the shaft won't turn, you won't be able to pull the cord.

Try turning the mower on its side (making sure all of the caps are on so you don't spill gas or oil) and lubricating the drive shaft with WD-40 or 3-in-1 (or another similar lubricating oil). Coat the shaft where it disappears into the housing of the mower, and turn the blade by hand -- carefully, so you don't cut yourself -- to work the oil in. After turning the blade a few times, add some more oil to the shaft and turn it more. It should become easier to turn. Then turn the mower back onto its wheels and try the pull cord... it should pull easily now.

Good luck!

Posted on Mar 25, 2011

  • Sabrina Jul 02, 2013

    Thanks so much for the help. I just knew we blew the engine, but I tried this first and it works like a charm.

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