Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Based on your provided information it sounds like the compression release is not working properly. These engines have a mechanical compression release built into the camshaft that bumps open the valve when cranking at slow rpm to allow you to turn the engine easier. It could be that the release is not working properly or the valves are too far out of adjustment which would cause it to not operate as designed.
Your indication is that the machine is only a few months old and if that is the case I am going to recommend that you take it to an authorized service center to have it repaired. It should be under the manufacture warranty still at this point therefore it should not cost you anything to have it repaired. If you start trying to repair it yourself it will void any warranty that you may have left on it.
If I were attempting to repair this the first thing that I would look at is the valve clearances to make certain that they are correct, should be .004 inches on both valves.
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