Chainsaw won't turn over correctly after stalling.
Hi! I would really appreciate any advice which may help in diagnosing a 2 cycle chainsaw engine fault. The saw was operating perfectly until I snagged some soft growth, the chain came off, jammed in the housing and arrested the engine. After reassembly the pull cord will now only turn the engine by one stroke at a time before resisting very strongly, pull resist, pull resist, until the cord is fully extended. With the spark plug removed the engine turns over perfectly. The flywheel key didn't shear so the flywheel is positioned correctly. Is there anything else which might have moved out of alignment or broken after the motor was stopped so abruptly? The only thing that occurs to me is that the exhaust valve isn't opening but the mechanics are beyond me.
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