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Have you removed spark plug to see if engine will spin? It may have fluid on top of piston.?? Can you turn engine full 360 with the screen on top? What is the engine model number? Do you have a voltmeter to check the voltage drop?
Check battery voltage before start, and when you turn to start. Battery voltage should stay above 8 volts at crank.
Starter can be bad,but the voltage test would determine that. If battery voltage stays above 8 volts, and engine does not spin. Starter can be problem. But I asked what engine and you have not told me. A Briggs single cylinder OHV engine can have compression release that can cause engine to be hard to turn if it breaks.
Model number? I doubt it has OHC, maybe OHV.
The twin cylinder OHV Briggs engine usually is not hard to crank, That makes me think that the starter may be the probem Do the voltage test, and go from there.
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