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JohnF2015, Small Engine Technician
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Experience:  Owner/Service Technician at S & J Small Engines
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Have a walk behind 5260 with electric starter. Basin process

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Have a walk behind 5260 with electric starter. Basin process of stArting after running for 15 minutesor so and turned offto adjust snow blade. When restarting cranked fine butstalled outand turned key before engine had stopped completely and now when I turn key i just get single clickingnoise. Read in manual warning thatthis could cause an alignment issue for starter. What's your prognosis?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 10 months ago.

Hi, my name is***** will be assisting you.

Try turning the flywheel backwards on it. It sounds like the starter may just be hung and not able to spin like it should in order to crank the engine. This would cause it to just click when trying to restart.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Where do i find the fly wheel?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Q&A is flywheel behind cover
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 10 months ago.

Yes, but you shouldn't have to remove anything in order to turn it. You should be able to turn it from the outside without any problem.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thanks johnf. Dead on and fixed. Saved me hundreds
Expert:  JohnF2015 replied 10 months ago.

That's great!!!! I am glad that I could be of assistance to you.

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