Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Is the engine actually running, or is it just driving along on the starter/generator?If engine does not start, and the rpm increases, the clutch will not close and grasp the belt.
I see question is still open, did you find my response? And was engine running? If engine is ok, then the drive clutch is bad.