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Compression is excessive. check for flooding allowing fuel to get to the combustion chamber, correct plug length and carbon build up from incorrect oil/fuel ratio in mixture.
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Why Is Your Lawn Mower Pull Cord Hard To Pull? Your lawn mower pull cord hard to pull is because of the way you pull the cord, the area where your mower is located when you are trying to start it, because it has a blade obstruction, or because of a starter mechanism-related issue.
Sometimes, when your starter rope will not retract into your leaf blower, it can be because it is jammed between the pulley and the housing, or it is wrapped around the hub. In this case, you will often be able to fix the symptom by simply opening the machine and untangling or removing the rope from where it is stuck.
Pull cord switches are commonly used in conveyor belts as a safety device to stop the belt in case of an emergency or accident. The pull cord switch is attached at one end to the conveyor belt and at the other end to a movable barrier.
To make pulling the cord easier, shift the lawnmower height up to start the machine, then lower it back down to your desired grass height to begin cutting.
The Starter Rope is Hard to Pull or Seems Stuck:
A typical cause for this is that the engine flywheel brake (the bar you hold down on the handle that stops the engine when released) is engaged. Be sure to bring the bar down all the way to the handle before pulling.
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Troy Bilt Lawn Mower pull Cord broken
There should be four bolts holding the cover on that houses the pull cord assembly take the bolts out look inside you should see the rest of the broken cord at the other end there is a spool that the cord rolls up in to pull the cord until it stops the other end of the cord is a not in the cord pull on the knot the broken peice should come out turn the spool 2 times in the direction that is against the pressre while holding the spool in place feed the new cord in through the whole that you pulled the broken cord out of then tie the cord in a knot wind the rest of the cord up then feed the other end of the cord through the new pull handle tie the cord in a knot put the housing back on
Pull cord is difficult to pull after third pull becomes stuck but will turn if pull hard repeats every three to four pulls.
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Toro 149cc Lawn Mower Won't Start – Toro Lawn Mower With Toro Power Tools
Bad carburetor your old fuel jammed up the jet so it won’t get fuel and if it does it will start and shut off So replace the carb or try to clean the jet and run non oxy fuel only
What to do when craftsman mower pull cord won’t recoil?
Sounds like the spring inside the recoil has either broken or let go so it won’t recoil. If you are lucky it could be the wheel that the cord goes on is seized or stuck. You can take the recoil off most mowers by taking out two or three screws and lifting it off the engine. They can be repaired but it takes time having to be careful the spring won’t spin and hurt you. I have even taken a recoil off another engine and if the holes for the little screws don’t line up just drill little holes beside the old ones and reinstall the little screws.
I even used a 18 volt cordless drill to crank the engine using the bolt on the fly wheel and the right size socket. Leaving the recoil off You have an electric start that way.
My chainsaw starts when there is no bar and chain on it but when I put the bar chain and side casing back on tighten the chain and pull the starter cord it is hard to pull and then the chain goes loose again
Have you just replaced the chain?If so there is a possibility the chain and drive sprocket don’t match causing the engaging spurs to ride on the sprocket teeth
The pull cord on my ZR29550 string trimmer is stuck in the fully retracted position. I can’t pull it to start the machine. Also the electric starter can’t turn it over.
Well its not going to start with electric because the cord is out of it…
just take it apart becareful do not pull the recoil out or your in a mess….
but this should help you out if you need to know more just ask…
I pulled the weed eater to start it and the pull cord stayed out and won’t return back it was working fine early about ten minutes before this happened need help with fixing can work on this myself if i can find out what’s going on “need help in St.Catharines”.
You need a new rewind spring most likely it comes as a part with the reel.
The pull cord will not recoil. what do i do? the spring behind the cord was just assembled and went to pull it and it wont recoil the pull cord.
It needs a pre-tension. At about 1 minute and 22 seconds it is explained clearly here: