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Why is my string trimmer hard to pull when starting?

I own three other 2 cycle tools and all of the pull cords follow through smoothly when the engine fires. My Ryobi 700r string trimmer wants to stop dead as it fires. This puts extreme pressure on my fingers as I'm pulling my hardest in one direction and the engine wants to pull me in the other direction.
I took it apart last year and tried to lube the spring loaded fly weights but that did not help. It does not do it every pull but mostly when its cold. Is it a timing issue or could the starter pulley be worn out?

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by Manage My Life
May 9th, 2008
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