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Gas engine...I pull the cord,to start, it dosen't engage the engine...no resistance on cord...just spins and retracts.

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You have to remove the starter housing, inside will be 2 knobs that spring out when the cord is pulled that contact the flywheel cap of the motor and rotates the crank. check if they are missing or damaged and that they ejecting when the cord is pulled. if not; replace.

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Watch you tube "how repair a pull starter" there lots of videos on there .. you can watch them again and a again

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