another great machine a.s.a.p. I checked with my local Bunnings man and he said that they sold all their stock around Christmas time and only guessing a couple of months for more to come in.
So many other brands on offer. No thanks, I want a Homelite.

Can you please help me?

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Techtronic Industries acquired Homelite from John Deere in 2001. Homelite has shifted its production primarily to consumer level lawn and garden equipment and light duty chainsaws.
Mix 2% synthetic 2-stroke oil into the petrol. This is a 50:1 ratio.
Although the manufacturing of Homelite products originated in the United States, after the acquisitions of the company, its products are now manufactured in China at a plant owned by Techtronic Industries.
HOMELITE – Techtronic Industries TTI.
A fuel / oil ratio of 50:1 is recommended for all Husqvarna 2-stroke products.
Need to mix fuel for your STIHL 2-Stroke engine? You`ll need STIHL 2-Stroke oil, an empty and clean fuel can & fresh unleaded fuel from a reputable petrol station. Mix at 50:1 (20mls oil per 1 litre fuel) when you`re using STIHL 2-Stroke oil.
Although 4-stroke string trimmers have a reputation for lower emissions, better fuel efficiency, and high torque output, 2-stroke trimmers have their own advantages: Lighter weight. Easier maintenance. Easier storage.
Line trimmers, also known as weed eaters, are designed for trimming grass and weeds along edges and in hard-to-reach areas. They typically have a bent shaft used for smaller jobs. While the whipper snippers are designed for cutting thicker grass and brush.
A whipper snipper (also called a line trimmer) is similar to a brushcutter, but it uses a nylon line instead of a blade to cut through vegetation. The line is attached to a spool that sits atop the handle, and as the operator walks forward, the line spins and cuts through the grass.
STIHL TIP: Soak your trimmer line in water for 24 hours before re-spooling your trimmer to keep it flexible!
A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the string trimmer for a long period of time. Over time, some of the ingredients in the fuel may evaporate, leaving behind a thicker, stickier substance. This sticky fuel can clog up the carburetor and cause the engine to stall.
A: Yes Ryobi and Homelite are both currently owned and manufactured by the same company – TTI (TechTronics Industries) if the part number your machine uses is the same, the part is the same.
The Whipper Snipper was invented by George C. Ballas of Houston, Texas, in the early 1970s. Ballas conceived the idea while watching the revolving action of the cleaning brushes in an automatic car wash. His first trimmer was made by attaching pieces of heavy-duty fishing line to a popcorn can bolted to an edger.
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Engineered in Japan, it is powered by a commercial grade 25cc 4-stroke engine that comes equipped with an easy start technology and can be fueled conveniently with unleaded petrol.

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My 20+ years old Homelite whipper snipper (thoroughly reliable to this point) has now given up the ghost. Where or when can I but another great machine a.s.a.p. I checked with my local Bunnings man and he said that they sold all their stock around Christmas time and only guessing a couple of months for more to come in.
So many other brands on offer. No thanks, I want a Homelite.

Can you please help me?

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How do i store a whipper snipper laying down or hanging up
ANSWER : Don;t matter just drain fuel

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Hi I need a part for my ryobi whipper snipper where can I find??
ANSWER : Try for parts lookup. They will need to know the model number, and part you are looking for.

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Is there a way to make the whipper snipper head rotate the other way
ANSWER : No clockwise only

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Couple of guys tried to help me on this, perhaps you guys could come back. I forgot to mention there is a pressure tank bladder type on the discharge side. Could the air in this tank be messing with the prime. I checked the intake. It has water in it after bleeding air from the discharge system where before it was dry before purging air. I think there is air in the system and wonder if it is coming from the pressure tank?. i open up one of the discharge valves and a lot of air comes out. Should I put a valve on the pressure tank to take it off line until I get water from the well?

Mar 12, 2010 – Could it be the check valve? I took it off and the flap appears to be working correctly. This well has been here a long time. Never given me any problems. I do have galvenized couplers on the discharge and intake sides. Old. Could these be leaking even though they show no sign of water? The discharge is able to hold 30 pounds easily overnight. I do not hear any vacuum in the intake when I take it off. Could the pipe to the well have a leak? I know I would have to insert a sleeve but I do not want to go through the hassle if I do not have to. I had put on a brand new pump from the hardware store that did the same thing so I think that would elliminate the pump as being the problem.
I disconnected it for the winter and rehooked it up. The galvanized couplers on the discharge and pump side are old but do not appear to be leakeing as I taped them well. The check valve seems to be functioning well as I took it off and the flap works correctly. The well is not pulling water. there does not appear to be a vacuum on the check vale when I losen it. could the check valve be bad? I am aware I might have to resleeve the well, but do not want to hassle with this if I do not have to. I want to eliminate everything else first. i put another brand new pump on it to see if it was that. That partiuclar pump which was the same thng did not work either.
I took the pump nose off and looked at it. The one way valve appears to be working fine. The impeller is working fine also evidenced by when I turn it on witht the discharge cap off, water shoots out. When I open one of the discharge valves and turn it on, the pressure drops to 10lbs. At this point the prime water has moved through the pipe and and the pump does not soound like it has any water in it. I pull the cap off and have to “reprime it again.” It again goes back to the pressure gauage rapidly fluctuating while pump on. I disconnect pump on intake side I hear no vacuum. The guage is on the discharge side. The seals on the pump nose do not look frayed or damaged. The pump is not leaking water in any of the joints. The pipes on discharge and well side do not appear to be leaking.

ANSWER : My friend, please boil your question down. Your title has to do with riding mowers but the leaking, bladder, impeller, air bubbles, pressure tank, check valve comments seem to be migrating toward a pump of some kind – well? spa? pool? irrigation?

Briefly, any system that involves a water source, a water moving device, water storage device and ultimate useage is subject to leaks … into the system and out of the system. If this is a well and you have air in your system, your pump may be sucking air at the well or any loose connection between the tip of the pipe and the inlet to the pump. Your bladder could have failed but from what I can get from your comments, this is not the case. On the pressure side, neither air nor water will leak in … only out.

Please recheck all connections. Make sure your check valve is installed correctly and not leaking. The check valve assists the foot valve, which may have failed.

I am more inclined to think your well may be at the end of its useful life. To prove or disprove, you could have a plumber put a vacuum gage on your pump. He or she can answer this question is about 90 seconds based on this test. Expect to pay for one hour of time, which will be less than the time you have already invested in your project.

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My wipper snipper has no spark, Ihave bridged out the switch to make sure its not the switch, new spark plug ,correct gap .
ANSWER : The switch is a kill switch that grounds out the spark, at least that is how mine is. So assuming you have it correct, and new plug, that leaves the ignition coil. Only component left.

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How to Install a new ignition coil FS 38
ANSWER : A business card will work to get a workable gap but the exact distance is 0.15 – 0.45 mm

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Replacement parts how to replace fuel primer
ANSWER : It may be more than just a primer. Need more info.

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