I carefully wrapped the rope around the pulley and with a world of confidence pulled the end of it. The pulley didn't move. So I tried again it still didn't move. I thought that by some wild chance the engine was seized up. I removed the head and everything was fine. So I need help is there a compression release on a model L or is there just a certain way to pull on the rope? Please help.
If it gives you to much trouble one way to turn it over is to park it the top of a steep hill and kick it from the high side. This will not improve its performance but it can be satisfying to watch it bounce.