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10hp tecumseh MTD snow blower seized while running

so I had finally gotten the thing started after about 30 pulls and a wire brush to the spark plug in -8c weather, I let it warm up for 5 minutes and as I was walking up to begin the battle it slowly stalled, I didn't hear any strange noises or clunks. I went to pull the starter rope again and it wouldn't budge. it has oil but is just a hair over full.
I tried penetrating oil in the cylinder but that didn't help...
I took the pull starter off but couldn't find a socket that fits on the flywheel nut with a breaker bar, im going to pick up a socket tomorrow, I think its just a 1 inch. and just tonight pulled the belts off, ive heard people saying to try turn it over by the drive shaft but couldn't find a place to fit a socket except the tiny bolt at the end. any suggestions or things to try would be really appreciated. Thanks

edit: I think it around 8 years old

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Sometimes the bolts back out of the stator allowing it to jam in the flywheel. Pull the flywheel and take a look behind it.
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i would check that to, ive also seen the stators snap right off. did it stall suddenly or did it gradually stall?
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Check for up and down play in the crankshaft. I had the same thing happen on a 6 HP tec. Worn journal on rear of motor caused crank to jam up.
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