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Can you turn the engine by hand to be sure engine is not seized? What is battery voltage when switch is turned to start? Remove spark plug and see if engine will turn. Gas or propane fuel? Is oil level over full or smell of fuel?
Yes, if there is fluid on top of the piston, ti should then spin with starter. You may not have to turn by hand.