Bought mower used has nt been started in a while .when try the manual pull start the string does nt retract
Mar 06, 2011
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Try squirting WD40 into the pulley string hole and use a screw driver to push the pulley to see if it rewinds. If it doesn't you will have to remove the string starter cover and see if the spring is broken or rusted. This is an easy fix if you are handy and have a few sockets and a screwdriver.
Sounds like the impeller on the underside of the starter mech is broken