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1978 Lawn Boy won't start


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10-06-07, 09:26 AM   #1  
1978 Lawn Boy won't start

I have a 1978 Lawn Boy Model #5244, that the cup on the pulley broke. I installed a new cup (followed all directions from online manual).

When I try to pull the rope it will not pull??

Any clues on what I did wrong or is it something else that is wrong?

 
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10-06-07, 02:08 PM   #2  
I would suspect wrong part, or incorrect order of assembly (maybe a wahser on the wrong side of the pulley, etc...). Other than that, I'd say take a good look and see what's keeping it from turning.


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10-07-07, 06:03 AM   #3  
1978 Lawn Boy won't start

The first time I tried it it did pull OK without the plut in.

Once I put the plug in there was no compression for several pulls.

I took the solenoid out and checked for a loose connection, then that is when it would not pull?

 
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10-07-07, 09:49 AM   #4  
Found Problem

I found the problem. The solenoid was too close to the magneto. It needed to be .010 between the solenoid and magnet on magneto!

Set the gap, 3 primes, 2 pulls and it was off and running.

Thanks to all that replied.

 
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