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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Recoil starter wont pull out to attatch to handle on model

Customer Question

recoil starter wont pull out to attatch to handle on model tb230 with blade lever against handle.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Remove the spark plug and see if it will pull.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Did it quit under use? If so, engine may be locked!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no its new . just setting it up. never been started
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.
The lever on the handle has to release the blade brake on top of the engine, do you see the blade brake release when handle is pulled? If brake does not release, rope will not pull out.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there is no lever on handle and no blade brake on top of engine.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

If you tilt up the mower, can you turn the blade?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
problem solved. thanks for the blade tip.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you!