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Experience:  ASE auto mechanic that fixes his own small engines
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I t a root, the mower stopped, the blade was bended. I

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I hit a root, the mower stopped, the blade was bended. I changed the blade, now the mower does not want to start. What can I do?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Steve replied 1 year ago.

the flywheel on the mower is indexed with a soft "woodruff" key to try and prevent engine damage.

When you hit an object like the tree root this would cause the key to shear. You will need to remove the engine flywheel and replace the key. You will need a special flywheel puller that you can buy from a lawnmower repair shop or you can just have them fix it.