I've got a 344cc, 12.5hp, manual start Briggs and Stratton engine that powers a shredder. The last couple of times I went to start it, the rope wouldn't release.
I removed the spark plug, cranked, and gas came out of the plug chamber. After a few cranks, then spraying starter fluid in the chamber, blowing it out with an air gun, and installing the cleaned spark plug, the beast started up, ran fine and started fine the rest of the day.
After letting it sit for a week, same thing happened with the same remedy. Today I just grabbed ahold of the rope as I walked by and the same thing. It's going to get old going through this routine every time I'm going to shred.
I have a walk behind shredder with the same engine and it's fine. I'm greatful for any suggestions and how to fix this beast. Thanks,