PB-413H Blower

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by whatugot, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. whatugot

    whatugot LawnSite Member
    from VA
    Messages: 1

    Try pulling on the starter but its lock (the recoil starter handle). It will not pull out period. Please help.
  2. 2stroked

    2stroked LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    Is it a problem with the recoil, or the engine? More than likely it was over heated and the engine seized.
  3. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,249

    1. Remove the 4 socket head screws that retain the recoil assembly.
    2. Remove the recoil assembly and inspect
    3. Does recoil assembly work properly off the engine?
    3a If it doesn't, find the problem--rope off reel, broken recoil spring, etc
    3b If it does, go to step 4
    4. Remove spark plug, crankshaft should turn freely when rotating the starter cup
    5. If crankshaft does not turn freely, the piston is most likely locked up in cylinder
    6. Pull muffler assembly and check for scoring in cylinder/piston
    7. If piston is locked up--decision time--replace piston/rings and jug assuming no other damage, shortblock if available from Echo or start over
    8. Check fuel tank for properly mixed fuel/oil. Straight gas--bad news!

    4. Remove spark plug--crankshaft should be able to be turned by the starter cup if the engine is not locked up

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