B&S 6.5 Pull Starter Problem


Old 10-30-05, 08:01 AM
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B&S 6.5 Pull Starter Problem

I have a garden shredder, powered by a B&S 6.5 engine. I bought it last fall, and used it for one day. It worked fine.

The following day, I couldn't pull the starter cord. It would jam after about 6 inches of pull. It doesn't matter how hard you pull, it won't budge past this point.

I should have taken it back to the shop, but once built, it wouldn't fit in my car.

Any ideas about the problem ?
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Old 10-30-05, 09:48 AM
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if it has a warranty, i'd have them worry about it. but you can check it out by removing the shroud, taking it off, making sure the engine turns over right by turning the flywheel, making sure nothing catches or rubs. the take the shroud and pull on the cord and see if anything catches or anything.
Old 10-30-05, 08:01 PM
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It sounds like either something in the machine is jammed, or the carburetor leaked fuel into the cylinder and hydro-locked the engine. Try turning it with the spark plug out and the wire tied back away from the hole where it won't spark and ignite any fuel that may blow out of the plug hole.
Old 10-30-05, 10:07 PM
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It sounds to me like the flywheel brake is not releasing.
When you squeeze and release the bail can you feel tension?

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