A: If your engine is new, give us a call to see if we can assist you better. But to answer your question, here is a basic guide to fix a locked-up engine recoil:
1. Remove the spark plug wire from the spark plug to prevent accidental engine starting.
2. Remove the starter cover to access the pulley.
3. Use a socket wrench to turn the pulley counterclockwise until it stops. This will compress the recoil spring.
4. Hold the pulley in place with one hand and use a pair of pliers to remove the rope from the pulley.
5. Slowly release the pulley while holding it in place to allow the spring to decompress.
6. Once the spring has fully decompressed, use your other hand to hold the pulley and rethread the rope through the hole in the pulley.
7. Tie a knot in the end of the rope and slowly release your grip on the pulley, allowing it to rewind and tension the recoil spring.
8. Replace the starter cover and reconnect the spark plug wire.
It's important to note that if you're not comfortable working with small engine parts or have never done this before, it may be best to take your equipment to a professional for repairs.