Small Engine Troubleshooting Problems? Ask a Mechanic Now.
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Is your motor totally seized?
Thank you for this additional information.
Due to the age of your engine, it will be sort of expensive to repair your engine correctly.
Have you considered a new engine?
I am here to help.
Did you notice any smoke coming from your engine prior to it seizing?
There is something you can try.
Are you familiar with a product called Marvel Mystery Oil?
I will attach an image of it for you.
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I suggest that you purchase a bottle at your local Walmart.
After you get a bottle, remove the spark plug from your engine. Pour about 4 oz. directly into your spark plug hole.
Allow the oil to soak overnight.
Remove the rope pulley housing from your engine, so that you will have access to your flywheel.
Yes, put your spark plug back in, but do not tighten it.
After soaking, rock your flywheel back and forth in small increments.
Eventually your engine may free up and spin. Make sure you have fresh oil in your engine before trying this.
You may have to put a socket on your flywheel nut, to turn your flywheel.
Go kinda easy, and take your time. You will get more leverage when you turn your flywheel directly, rather than pulling your rope.
If your engine frees up, I would drain the oil afterwards, and refill will new oil. Initially just make sure your oil is at the correct level.
When you are attempting to turn your flywheel, remove your spark plug.
Keep in mind, this sometimes works, and sometimes it does not. However, it is very well worth a try.
You will know this worked, if your engine frees up.
If you engine starts up, you will see a lot of smoke. The smoke will eventually cease,
You are very welcome! I do hope all goes well for you.