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Hey guys I have 1998 John deere gx 85 the motor had water in it I flushed it out and when I put everything back the engine it get stuck when the starter turns it but when I take the spark plug out the starter turn the motor easy now when the spark plugs out I see and feel pressure coming out and when I put my finger in the hole of the spark plug I feel that it push my finger way and back in
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Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 10 months ago
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it won't crank over with s/plugs in ??

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
it won't crank with a s/plug?
The starter will spin the flywheel one turn then stop it's not spinning like how it should but when the spark plug is out the starter spins the flywheel continuously
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
The motor doesn't start because it doesn't spin enough to spark the plug I check for spark when the spark plug is out and there is spark
Technician: Wayne, Engine Rebuilder replied 10 months ago

Hi

Sorry for the delay ,I was called out

This is a common issue with Briggs engines

the compression release on the cam broke off

I hope this helps you

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