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Donald, Small Engine Technician
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Engine model #31P777 Type #0296-E1 engine will only turn one

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engine model #31P777 Type #0296-E1
engine will only turn one quarter spin for 4 or 5 times you turn start key then one full reveloution but won,t spin to start put new starter, solenoid,adjusted valves and flywheel key still wont spin with spark plug in. ?????
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thank you for choosing Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will do my very best to get you the answer you need to your question.
What are the valve settings you used when you adjusted your valves?
Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

If your valves are adjusted correctly, and your engine still will not spin if your spark plug is screwed into your cylinder head, then it is very likely that the compression release mechanism on your cam gear is at fault. To resolve our problem, you will need to replace your cam gear.

Expert:  Donald replied 2 years ago.

We can continue from here. Thanks!