Sears Craftsman Bushwacker

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Old 04-16-06, 06:42 AM
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Sears Craftsman Bushwacker

I have a Sears Craftsman Bushwacker with 21cc engine and 22" bar. Its about 6 years old and until now has had no problem. It ran perfectly the last time I used it last fall.

Today when I went to start it for the first time this spring, the pull rope wouldn't move. Do you think the engine is seized? If so, what can I do about it? Also what else may be the problem? I pulled the plug to see if it was causing an obsruction and tried the rope again. No change, still locked up. Your help would be much appreciated. Thanks
 
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Old 04-16-06, 09:00 AM
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Since you didn't have any problems of this nature when you stored it last fall,I would think that the chances of the engine itself being locked-up is gona be slim and none.You might try taking the shaft off to see if that is locked up.
Another thang that I have found in working on theese is bolts and or debres stuck in between the coil and the flywheel,or the starter rope itself wraped around inside.Take the 4 screws out (two longer & two short) and inspect.Be sure to put these screws back in the same places (long screw,short screw,it does mattter).

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Old 04-16-06, 09:52 AM
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Thanks repair guy

I will have to work on it later this week. The Easter ham is done and so am as the family is arriving. Have a Happy Easter (that includes all on this board).
 
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Old 04-17-06, 12:30 AM
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Maybe a silly question, but have you checked to be sure the chain brake isn't engaged? Sometimes it won't allow the engine to turn over if the clutch drum is wearing out.
 
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Old 04-17-06, 04:50 AM
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I can't picture what this machine is...What is it? Chainsaw? Weed trimmer? The description of being a bushwacker with a 16" blade is throwing me off.
 
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