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Donald, Small Engine Technician
Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  I have 25+ years of experience repairing 2 & 4 cycle engines
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I have an Atco Balmoral 17 inch lawnmower fitted with the

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I have an Atco Balmoral 17 inch lawnmower fitted with the Kawasaki FJ 100 D engine. I started the engine successfully and was just letting it warm up before I mowed the lawn and it stalled.When I went to try and restart it turned over a couple of times without firing up and now it will not turnover at all- I cannot pull the cord
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Customer: The pull start a will not allow me to turn the engine over-it is as if it was locked.
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Customer: I seem to remember a similar problem 2/ 3 years back - is there a shear pin or similar device?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

Hello, and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is***** will be happy to assist you. Let's try something. Remove your spark plug, then try pulling your cord. Check to see if petrol spews out of your spark plug hole. Make sure that your spark plug wire does not come in contact with your petrol, in case it spews out. We can continue from here.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How much do you know about this specific engine?
Expert:  Donald replied 1 year ago.

I know much of the general information about it. I can pull up a diagram for more specific information.