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Old 03 August 2011, 12:28   #1
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old 1980s mariner 2m (2hp) problems..

Hello, I just managed to get one of these. Had it started after a good clean out of the sparks etc. seem to run really well.

Anyway i have since gone back to pull the starter and the cord is jammed.

Its not the cord itself thats jammed, after further inspection there is a kind of toothed cog that looks as though it is made to spring out and stop the pull/starter. i can push it back in and revolve a step at a time and nothing looks broken as such, just this "cog" thing seems to be engaged.

I can take photos if needed.

im new to this so be nice!
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Old 04 August 2011, 04:08   #2
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Welcome!

I don't know this engine at all, so I'm guessing there may be a spring under there somewhere that has either broken or it just needs a good clean out & re- lubed so it springs back out the way.

If it's a 2Hp I doubt it's any "anti start in gear" device, 'coz the chances are it's direct drive anyway.

Post a pic, it can never go wrong & means less guessing!
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Old 04 August 2011, 06:02   #3
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thanks mate, yes i suspected a spring. it has a stop button, which i used last time it was running which i think must put this toothed disc out to stop it running.
just a bit apprehensive about taking it apart just yet

will take some photos soon.

thanks for your help
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The stop button just shorts out the ignition circuit to kill the spark and stop the engine. The tooth/cog you refer to is probably the culprit and I think it has a little spring to keep it in place. Have a look, they're pretty basic under the hood.
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nice one. it seems fairly simple to get to, just 4 nuts and the mechanism looks like it will lift up. thanks for help, will post back with outcome
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Lift it carefully - ther eis also a really big (physically) spring under there to wind the rope back in - not all of them have a keepr plate, or the keeper is integral to something else (like the 1960s / 70s Johnsorudes it was integral to the top cowl, and so what looks like the bolt to get the cowl off just let the spring go!)
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ha... i have made mistakes like that before, glad you warned me.

Its always easier to take apart than put back together...
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