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    Default Cub Cadet RT65 Problem

    I have had this for two years w/o a problem and even used it earlier this year with no trouble, but when I attempted to use it yesterday, the pull start seemed to get "stuck". I tried engaging the drive and pushing it in an attempt to move the position of the piston, but it is still stuck. Any ideas?

    If it helps I have the Honda GC190 engine.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet RT65 Problem

    Is anything stuck under the mower? Maybe pop the self-propel belt off to make sure it's nothing binding up with the drive mechanism.

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet RT65 Problem

    Yeah, I've checked the tines and they spin freely, also the drive belt sits loose on it's pulleys.

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet RT65 Problem

    I'd check for mud dabber or mouse nests in the pull start recoil housing.

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet RT65 Problem

    Quote Originally Posted by JTKub View Post
    Is anything stuck under the mower?
    http://www.cubcadet.com/webapp/wcs/s...1_600000_16202

    An RT-65 is a tiller, not a mower.

    Otherwise, I agree that the pull start recoil housing is a good place to start. The spring may have broken or came loose.
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    Default Re: Cub Cadet RT65 Problem

    I tried taking apart the 'puller' and all looks well there. Since the piston feels like it is the problem, I removed the spark plug and tried the pull and it is fine. I put the plug back in and the same thing happens. How does one address a compression problem?

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet RT65 Problem

    Maybe the exhaust/muffler is clogged. I've had mud dabber wasps build nests in them before and cause problems like this on my grass trimmer.
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    2000 Bobcat 453F with steel tracks
    1954 Ford860 with front end loader, 5' brushhog
    1952 Allis Chalmers CA with Woods L59 mower
    1947 Case SC
    1998 Honda ACTY 4WD mini truck
    And too many other small engine tools to list

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet RT65 Problem

    I just looked at the parts breakdown for your Honda engine and it has a timing belt to drive the overhead camshaft. If the belt broke or jumped time it would cause either the valves to not open or open at the wrong time.
    2006 Cub Cadet Z-Force50
    2000 John Deere LX178
    1974 SearsGT18 with 3 point,48"deck,Haban sickle mower and front dozer blade

    2000 Bobcat 453F with steel tracks
    1954 Ford860 with front end loader, 5' brushhog
    1952 Allis Chalmers CA with Woods L59 mower
    1947 Case SC
    1998 Honda ACTY 4WD mini truck
    And too many other small engine tools to list

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet RT65 Problem

    That would explain why it worked before lunch and after lunch gave me fits. Would that explain why it pulls proper w/o the spark plug?

    Also, how screwed am I if this is the issue. I know for cars it is a death sentence...

    Thank you all for your advice, it has made pulling my hair out a more pleasurable experience.

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    Default Re: Cub Cadet RT65 Problem

    Yes without the spark plug when the piston comes up the air can escape. If it out of time with the plug in place the valves don't open at the proper time and it makes it hard to turn over. I don't know much about small Honda engines but I doubt its like the car engines that the valves hit the pistons with the timing belt breaks.
    2006 Cub Cadet Z-Force50
    2000 John Deere LX178
    1974 SearsGT18 with 3 point,48"deck,Haban sickle mower and front dozer blade

    2000 Bobcat 453F with steel tracks
    1954 Ford860 with front end loader, 5' brushhog
    1952 Allis Chalmers CA with Woods L59 mower
    1947 Case SC
    1998 Honda ACTY 4WD mini truck
    And too many other small engine tools to list

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