Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Yes, remove the spark plug and feel for the piston with a probe, then turn engine to see if piston is moving. If not, rod has broken!
Yes, but you may have to remove the pull cord housing, and try turning engine in the reverse direction.
Chipper hasn't sucked up something and is binding the engine? No, you said engine was turning too free!
I'm thinking piston /connecting rod is broken! Did you see any damage to the spark plug?
Piston connecting rod has broken. I would say you need a new blower/vacuum.!
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That is the vent hose from the crankcase. Is oil level correct? Is the mounting angle same as old engine? Oil not too thin?