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Hello how are you
Good, just don't want to use a shovel on my big driveway.
I can surely understand that. This is a 2 stroke engine correct
Here is what i suggest. Remove the spark plug and try to pull it over again, it is possible you could have just simply pumped too much fuel in the engine causing the lock up
I don't think so, let me go try to pull it, the spark plug has been out about 30 minutes.
No its dead frozen, if I pull any harder the cord will probably break.
Thats not good. At this point the cylinder head will need to be remove and the cylinder inspected, if the piston and cylinder look good you likely have siezed crank bearings
Is it worth trying to fix or should I just go get a new one. It's about 7 years old.
If it were mine i would tear into it. Two stroke engines are very simple to repair and you dont have a transmission to deal with. You have nothing to loose at this point
I was thinking the same thing when I started to take it apart and then I was thinking I would never remember how to put it back together. But you are right, if I break it no harm.
Where are the crank bearings?
I didn't think I could have run it enough to freeze the cyclindar
But bearings make sense to me.
Take pictures during the disassembly. Crank bearings are located at the end of the crankshaft.
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