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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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OHV briggs motor locked up... turn motor backward 1/2 turn

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OHV briggs motor locked up... turn motor backward 1/2 turn and would start but now locked both ways sounds like its hitting metal in side engine
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Welcome to JUST ANSWER small engines, let me try to help you !! Remove the valve cover and see if a valve has dropped into the cylinder. That seems to fit the symptom. If not valve, then you have connecting rod problem.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I guess that much can you please give me more ....never had the cover off what should I look for and what can I do to fix it......Like can I move it back in place or is something broke.....and if connecting rod can I remove bottom pan to see trouble thank you for any help .....paid 18 dollars hope to get more than confirm what I guessed already please help I have no income [disabled] and the grass needs cut bad........ Lester
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Remove the cover over the cylinder head and look for loose parts! There will be two rocker arms, and two sets of springs.

Expert:  Curtis B. replied 2 years ago.

Damage will be evident.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
it was the magnets on the flywheel, 3 had come off would not let the motor turn over...I would like my money back please