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Seems like my sit on mower engine ( briggs & Stratton 4145-500cc

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seems like my sit on mower engine ( briggs & Stratton 4145-500cc ) has either seized or the starter motor has jammed, how do i free the starter?
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Small Engine
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 months ago.
Try removing the spark plug to see if engine will crank. If starter is stuck, you will need to move the flywheel with wrench on top, to free it. But I suspect you have fluid on top of piston.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 months ago.
With spark pug put and wrench on the top of flywheel does not free engine, it may be seized! Was it run low of oil?
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Hello Curtis,No there is enough oil in the engine, so its noit that. I will try taking out the spark plug and loosening the flywheel, to do that do I just need to remove the briggs stratton cover?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 months ago.
Try the spark plug first. Then yes, the top cover needs to be removed to access the flywheel.
Customer: replied 12 months ago.
OK I managed to turn the flywheel manually with the spanner and then started it fine. Its working ok now. Could it have been grass stuck underneath causing it to jam?
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 12 months ago.
Did you have spark plug out, Was there any fluid in the cylinder? I doubt it was grass stopping it.
Expert:  Curtis B. replied 11 months ago.
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