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Old 08-15-02, 07:26 PM
sheldon
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I have a Sears 4.5 hpw. mower that I can only pull the cord out about 4 inches.....any idea what could be blocking the pull cord?
 
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Old 08-15-02, 10:27 PM
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Hello sheldon!

Remove the spark plug and slowly pull the cord to see if gas or oil come out of the plug hole. If there is gas in the cylinder, the carburetor is leaking. Another possibility is a snarl in the rope that is caught in the rewind mechanism. When you check to see if gas comes out the plug hole, be careful that the spark plug wire doesn't spark near the gas.
 
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