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Briggs and Stratton Quantum Edge Help!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by kawasaki guy, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from NJ
    Messages: 14,109

    The recoil is really hard to pull and won't start.. It sat for 1 month, I go to start it up for some leaf cleanups, and I can barely pull the cord.

    It is a good thing I got the Lawnboy 10227 when I did!



  2. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Messages: 646

    take the spark plug out and tell us If its still hard to pull.

    Can you turn the blade? make sure the plug is out when you do this lol
  3. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from NJ
    Messages: 14,109

    I did take out the plug. it was still hard. The blade was a little easier, but not much.
  4. TheOctagon

    TheOctagon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Sounds like your cable isnt pulling the brake/kill wire off the flywheel.
  5. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from NJ
    Messages: 14,109

    but, the machine does not have a bail bar, but it does have a kill switch.
  6. TheOctagon

    TheOctagon LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    hmm what unit are you working with?
  7. kawasaki guy

    kawasaki guy LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from NJ
    Messages: 14,109

    my mower: Snapper Hi-Vac




  8. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,141

    I would first see if the blade is in any way obstructed, sometimes a stick or some thick clump of turf lodges itself between the deck and the blade making it almost impossible to start, turning the blade backwards from regular rotation could help clear this up, should that be the problem... I'd wear some kind of gloves to do this.


    Sounds like oil in your cylinder which could come from tipping the mower backwards. If tipping backwards was the cause then the mower should be fine once you burn all the oil out of the cylinder, you'll have to see if you can dump some compressed air in through that spark plug hole and watch your eyes in case some mess comes flying out, that would be my guess is the engine's cylinder is filled with oil and in some cases it could be water from rain although that is rare, but you'll have to see if there's anything in there and then try and clean it best you can, I would also continue to try and turn that blade.

    And if it still don't work...
    Well, try those things first.
  9. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Tejas
    Messages: 2,419

    ... 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...
  10. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,700

    Yes, pull that plastic cover off and see what's going on under there.

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