Lawnmower starter "jammed"


Old 05-28-03, 05:19 PM
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Lawnmower starter "jammed"

I have a Briggs & Stratton 6.5 hp motor and a self-propelled lawnmower. After running the mower today the starter cord seemed to be "jammed". I removed the shroud and the cord pulls freely with the shroud removed. Also I did check to see if the blade would move. I won't. What's my next step? I'm pretty good fixing things, but this is the first time I've tried anything in the lawnmower repair dept. Any help at all would be great. Thanks!

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Old 05-28-03, 05:40 PM
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Have you checked the oil? It sounds like the engine may be locked up. The oil doesn't have to be very low to damage the engine if you are mowing a side of a bank.
Old 05-28-03, 10:04 PM
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Hello Vinmax!

Check under the mower to be sure there is not a stick or something wedged between the blade and the deck. Also make sure the engine/blade brake is releasing properly. If those things check out ok, then your engine is siezed.
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