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Posted by Anonymous on
The exact same thing happened to me. I was about to bring it back to the store, but was able to figure it out. The black frame that holds the bag has two bolts that screw in at the bottom. Look for the black nobs. Unscrew both, pull the frame out 8 inches until it lines up with the new hole and insert screws and tighten. Cord will then pull normally. I have no idea why they do this and it's not in the manual, but there was a confusing sign on the engine that illustrates this procedure. Annoying, but an easy fix.
Posted on Mar 25, 2015
This sounds like there is a locking effect from liquid gas in the cylinder which partially vapourizes, holding the piston down so the force on the rope would be super human to make it complete the stroke. Let it cool and pull the spark plug out with the spark plug wrench, flush with an empty dish soap squirt bottle and a tiny bit of gas (may be some shipping grease in there), then tip the motor to get the piston drained right out, crank the starter and it should spit the flooded gas out the plug hole. Dry everything with a cloth and let it evaporate away for 15 minutes. Now the chord should feel "longer". Now assemble and start it with less "choking". For whatever reason this use to happen a lot with the old Briggs & Stratton five horse lawnmowers too. Caution! If you really want to be retarded, keep pulling and the rubber handle will be snapped right out of your hand as you force a back-fire (Diesel type compression detonation). I did this once and never again, your fingers get almost dislocated and of course the recoil starter breaks as it is not supposed to fire backwards.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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My name is Dane. Troy-Bilt says this mower has a 2 year warranty with a briggs engine. According to troy bilt, that engine is suppose to start in 2 pulls or they fix it for free. Take it to a local briggs dealer and get them to look at it. I would hate to have you try something and you void your warrenty somehow. Here's the link to the website.
Hope this helps you... Thanks....Dane
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