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Old 12-05-2012, 07:54 AM
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... did you pull this engine off of something else and stick it on here? Your spring on the engine brake is still connected, so with that connected and no cable or other mechanism to pull it and release it, it's still riding up against the flywheel and acting like the engine brake should.. maybe you... had it wired open before and at some point your wire broke and fell off from the strain and you didn't notice it? take that big spring off in your last picture and see if it is still hard to start...
yes, I did stick a new engine on at one point.

It could be the spring because the mower started on the first pull until now.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:10 AM
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Since the flywheel brake assembly is in place and the engine ran at one point, whatever was holding the brake off the flywheel has either broken or fell off.
The CPSC approved fix would be to install a "operator present" bail assembly and cable so the mower is safe to use.
Some other possible alternatives might to be install another device to pull the brake away from the flywheel (wire, coat hanger, zip tie) or remove the spring(s), or completely remove the brake assembly, if you are willing to assume all risk of removing a safety feature from this mower.
I installed a "newer" engines on an old aluminum Craftsman deck that didn't have the bail and simply removed the spring.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:15 PM
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Since the flywheel brake assembly is in place and the engine ran at one point, whatever was holding the brake off the flywheel has either broken or fell off.
The CPSC approved fix would be to install a "operator present" bail assembly and cable so the mower is safe to use.
Some other possible alternatives might to be install another device to pull the brake away from the flywheel (wire, coat hanger, zip tie) or remove the spring(s), or completely remove the brake assembly, if you are willing to assume all risk of removing a safety feature from this mower.
I installed a "newer" engines on an old aluminum Craftsman deck that didn't have the bail and simply removed the spring.
What is in the pics is how the dealer rigged it for me when I replaced engine.
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