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My tohatsu 6 hp quit when put in gear. Took it in. Shop said

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My tohatsu 6 hp quit when put in gear. Took it in. Shop said it was carburetor. I paid them to fix and do yearly maintenance. I got it back. It smoked on start up and ran for 10 minutes then quit. When I tried to pull start it again, the rope recoiled and locked up.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My email is***@******.***. My cell is(###) ###-#### I have the tohatsu with the built-in tank. I always flush it out and maintain it. It's about 2 years old.
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.
You stated it locked up, please check the cord/recoil and then remove the spark plug, now try turning the flywheel by hand, if it still won't turn then something is preventing movement such as internal failure which could be rings, piston, etc, as well as many other things that would require tear down to find the problem.
This is so long as the problem is no recoil/cord and or prop, also check not hydrolocked with fuel/water.
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