Probably not. You may have a bent valve though. Pull the plug and use a flashlight to look into the cylinder. You should be able to see if the valve is bent. If the valve is ok then something else is restricting the movement of the motor. Have a good look at the generator part of the unit.
Please post any other concerns here.
Well i really cant think of anything in the generator that could cause this. When you move it and it stops you should be able to hear anything in the gen section that would do this. eg;, a bolt or nut that has come loose or something like that.
Removeing the gen section is a serious pain so you wll want to avoid doing that if you can.
Ok this is definatly going to be an internal problem with the engine. When you turn the motor can you either hear air escaping from the exhaust port or air being drawn into the carburator? You will need to pull the air cleaner off to hear the carb. You might have to give it a quick spin to hear this also. Try not to ram it into the hard stop. Just enough to hear air flow in either side.
Well that is good news.
Something tells me that something is still not kosher in the motor. But I wont complain if the gremlins found someone else to pester.
Let me know how it goes.
Your welcome. Thank you for the accept.