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I cant pull starter cord on portable generator. 20+ years.

I cant pull starter...

I cant pull starter cord on portable generator

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make and model of the generator? And can you guesstimate how old it is?

20+ years. 5500 generator

Mechanic's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

I quess so

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Would it help possible if I disconnect spark plug? I pull cord once - did not start but was cold. Then cord locked up.

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remove the spark plug and see if you are able to pull the starter cord. Let me know if you can.

If you can, pull it over a few times and then reinsert the plug and try to pull again. Once again, let me know the outcome please, and we will troubleshoot from there

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
can't even find a spark plug on 5500 portable generator

what brand name is this?

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p​lug should be near the valve cover of the engine. you should be able to see the wire running to it

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
briggs & stratton 5500 portable generator

look in the area behind the carb area. should see the valve cover, and also the plug wire

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
thank you. I found it. I don't have the tool to remove it at this time. I'm going to try to find one and play with it. If I cant fix it, its over 20 years old and i'll replace it.

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