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Killed my new Briggs & Stratton 1022ER!

Okay I’m hoping that it’s nothing too serious...! We just got our first major snow of the season, around 6”. I fired up our brand-new 1022ER and cleared the driveway and front sidewalk easily. Then I tried to clear the back sidewalk, but didn’t realize that there was a heavy rubberized mat under all the snow. I hit it and the snowblower shut down. I tried to restart it, but it was a no go. I didn’t even think to try the electric starter. The starter rope still has tension and can be pulled, but it won’t turn over.

I’m nominally mechanically inclined, but don’t want to call the shop if it’s an easy fix. I tried doing Google and YouTube searches, no luck. Would this be a sheared flywheel pin? What would I want to look for, and where would I look? Thanks!

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I'll take "Sheared a Flywheel Key" for $200 Alex.
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Probably not something I can easily fix, darn it. Looks like Iíll have to call a repair shop.
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Probably not something I can easily fix, darn it. Looks like I’ll have to call a repair shop.
If that's the issue, it can likely be fixed in an hour or less... Just need to pull the flywheel and replace the key. I've done it on an outboard with only a crescent wrench, a block of wood and a hammer, but a puller makes it easier! You can usually borrow those at auto parts dealers, or you can purchase a Briggs-specific one cheaply at Walmart, eBay, etc.
Here's a video on flywheel key replacement:

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have you tried pulling the belt cover off and turn the main pulley counter clockwise? also have you made sure to remove the rubber mat and made sure the impeller spins freely? these are the 2 things i would look at first before taking it to a shop. i don't think you would have shear the flywheel key on getting something stuck but if your B&S is like mine you could have maybe broke the pull start if you tried to force the engine over with it since it is all plastic.

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I agree with the previous comment. I would not automatically take it to a repair shop without first doing a little bit of troubleshooting. You made the comment "The starter rope still has tension and can be pulled, but it wonít turn over.". I may have read that wrong. I read it as I pull the rope and the engine turns (spins), but does not start. Did you mean - you pull the rope and the engine does not even spin?

If the engine does turn when you pull the rope, I would pull the spark plug and check and see if you have spark.
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I'll take "Sheared a Flywheel Key" for $200 Alex.
snow blower motors don't have them, only found on lawnmowers with solid crankshafts not using soft blade adapters
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snow blower motors don't have them, only found on lawnmowers with solid crankshafts not using soft blade adapters
Someone better tell my snowblowers. How are they timed without the key?

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snow blower motors don't have them, only found on lawnmowers with solid crankshafts not using soft blade adapters
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Yeah, every small engine I ever encountered had a flywheel key ... BTW, even if it just bent it, without a clear shear, that is all it takes for a dead machine....
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