trouble starting 5hp Briggs

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by BDC, May 8, 2003.

  1. BDC

    BDC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Any help would be much appreciated. I have been trouble shooting this all morning, and my brain is starting to go. When I pull to start the rope recoils really hard. This happens every pull, I cant find anything that looks wrong. Thanks in advance.:confused:
  2. mower17

    mower17 LawnSite Member
    from la
    Posts: 26

    By recoils hard, you mean it wants to pull the cord out of your hand? If so, then it is either a loose mower blade, or a sheared flywheel key. If the blade isn't loose, then it is the flywheel key. The part only costs $1, so if you can do it, you would save money.
  3. BDC

    BDC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 12

    Thanks for the reply It was the flywheel key.

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