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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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I have a Troy Bilt TB280 ES that will not start : the rope

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I have a Troy Bilt TB280 ES that will not start
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Tell me a bit more about what's going on so we can help you best.
Customer: the rope pull does not work and the electric start does not work
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Customer: it is only year old worked fine last year, but not this year. I misplaced the charger for it just ordered a new one
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 5 months ago.

You say the pull rope will not start engine? is engine cranking , just no starting? Have you replaced the spark plug, and check it for spark when cranking?