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Category: Small Engine
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Experience:  have worked on and around most engine models for 35 yrs./Polaris ATV expert
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Ran out of oil, put oil in, won't start up, cord won't pull,

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Ran out of oil, put oil in, won't start up, cord won't pull
JA: Do you have fuel in the tank? If so, is the shut-off valve open and the fuel clean?
Customer: yes and yes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: The starter cord won't pull
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 5 months ago.

Hi my name is ***** ***** welcome to Just Answer. What is the make and model of the equipment?

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 5 months ago.

Remove the spark plug , if it will not pull the motor is seized . If you take it to a shop they will tell you it's dead but on some engines you can free them up , first you need to remove the spark plug and shoot wd40 in the cylinder, then I fill the cylinder with oil by pouring it in the spark plug hole , let it sit then try to turn the blade reverse rotation, now some times if the connecting rod may already be broken

Expert:  Briggs-Fan replied 5 months ago.

It's a 50 50 chance but worth a try