The Jack's Small Engines Forum - Join Our Online Community
Reply to post

Hot!Hard to pull starter cord, won't start

Broken mower guy
New Member
  • Total Posts : 1
  • Scores: 0
  • Reward points: 0
  • Joined: 2018/07/18 20:27:25
  • Status: offline
2018/07/18 20:39:56 (permalink)

Hard to pull starter cord, won't start

I have a Briggs and Stratton p02-0116-f1 engine on my Husqvarna push mower, when I pull the cord it starts off easy for a couple inches, then gets very hard while air comes out of the carburator, then near the end of the pull it is nice and easy.

In addition when I removed the sparkplug the cord was easy to pull so the engine isn't seized.

Keep in mind:
I have checked that the brake comes off the flywheel when the bar is pushed down

The flywheel key is not sheered

Anything helps, thank you in advance.

1 Reply Related Threads

    Super Member
    • Total Posts : 751
    • Scores: 33
    • Reward points: 0
    • Joined: 2017/06/21 16:35:48
    • Location: Elora, TN
    • Status: offline
    Re: Hard to pull starter cord, won't start 2018/07/18 21:44:13 (permalink)
    Incomplete engine model but it is either 111p02-0116-f1 or 114p02-0116-f1.
    Sounds like the ACR is not working. Check your valve adjustments if they are find then the ACR on the camshaft has failed.
    Jump to:
    Copyright © 1994 - 2016 Jacks Small Engine & Generator Service, LLC