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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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Remove the air filter and spray carburetor cleaner into the intake. Let it sit for several minutes to help loosen and dissolve varnish. Replace the filter and try starting the trimmer. If this doesn`t solve the problem, consider disassembling the carburetor to give it a more thorough cleaning.
The most common problem with a strimmer not starting is that there`s a problem with the fuel mix. Double check that you`ve used 40 parts fresh unleaded petrol to 1 part 2-stroke oil (40:1). Check the petrol you`ve used isn`t stale.
If your 2-stroke brushcutter fails to start, the simplest explanation is that there is not enough fuel: in this case you simply need to top it up. A 2-stroke brushcutter engine runs on fuel/oil mixture, which you can buy ready prepared, such as EFCO-Mix Alkilate alkylated mixture in a 5 L can.
The most common problem with a string trimmer is that the unit runs out of string. The string may also be twisted or loose on the spool. The cutting head may be dirty or the head outlet guide may be bent. An electric trimmer`s power cord, switch, or motor may fail.
Turn on the ignition switch and pull the starting cord quickly. You should see a spark in the plug gap. Since the spark may be faint, it may help to do the test in a dark area. If there is no spark, check for a broken or shorted (bare) lead wire or bad switch.
A dirty spark plug

If the central electrode is covered in dirt this can short out the spark so that it won`t jump to the outer electrode, which will mean you will struggle to start the whipper snipper – you can clean the dirt off with a tooth brush, or small wire brush.

2 stroke has fuel and spark but won`t start

You`ve confirmed that the gas is getting to the carb, and the spark plug is properly igniting, but your 2 stroke dirt bike won`t start. The most common causes are a dirty carb or low compression.

A clogged carburetor is most commonly caused by leaving fuel in the hedge 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 or run roughly.
If the engine is not revving up and cuts out before you reach higher revs then you need to do the following checks: Fuel: Make sure it is fresh and correctly mixed (see `Starting Issues`). Air filter: Make sure it is clean and unclogged. Fuel cap: Make sure it`s hand-tight.
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.

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It starts and runs for a bit but as soon as it hits thicker grass it dies
ANSWER : Joe Hi there. Sadly your trimmer will struggle on thick grass as it’s not made for it. You could try moving the trimmer like a scythe. This will aid it as your cutting bit by bit.

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<!– from fixya rte –>Rj19lm plug gap for a 195cc 4cyl lawnboy – Lawn-Boy lawnboy" Mower Blade 21"
ANSWER : As a starting point in my shop i always use 0.30 in. For all my mowers

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Ryobi problems cogs of the wheel wont engage, so trimmer teeth dont move.
the worm drive needs to be adjusted some how. how?
ANSWER : Sorry not to have better news. The plastic housing on that trimmer is not strong enough to support the drive gears. Ryobi has discontinued that model.

I have had mine apart several times. The housing for the gear cogs is plastic and flexes. I’ve tried to reinforce it and added spacers between the plastic housing and the bearings that support the drive shafts in attempt to force the teeth together. But the trick only lasts for a few minutes. As soon as I start to cut with it, it stops again. It’s just not worth the time, effort and frustration to continue working on it just to have it stop working again.

I finally discarded the Ryobi unit and purchased one with a metal (aluminum) housing. I think it is a Poulan Pro model from Walmart. It has worked well.

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My petrol weedeater/trimmer wont start – Ryobi Three Trimmer Combo
ANSWER : A few easy steps does it spark if not change the plug
if it doesnt spark now it could be a split in the HT lead so change that
Make sure u have clean petrol/oil mix
If still no luck check the on/off switch for rust or water
if damaged clean

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Hard to start and will only run on choke or partial choke
ANSWER : Hi,The
problem is probably due to a fuel flow problem or clogged air filter, but could be caused by
the insulation of the spark plug breaking down when it gets hot. Try
changing the plug and if this doesn’t work have a look at these tips:http://www.fixya.com/support/r9230929-weed_eater_strimmer_will_not_startHope this helps!

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I have trouble starting a toro walk behind mower
ANSWER : All, I thought my carb was shot, so I replaced it. Still, start but no run (and had to use starting fluid). THEN!!! I noticed the spring to the “rev limiter” (just below and towards rear of carb) was not “tight”. The stupid bracket that holds the end of that spring had been bent down ~1/16″ and that caused all this heartache. CHECK YOUR REV LIMITER!!!

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Why does the echo start but die when i move from cold start to run?
ANSWER : Fuel issue, carb adjustment, fuel lines, carb rebuild.

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Poulan pro weedeater will not start without starting fluid and wont accelerate after starting Once started the first time it is easy to restart and idles fine, just cant accelerate the motor without it dying.
ANSWER : Your carburator is clogged.
1st make sure you have FRESH gas.
Empty and clean the fuel tank
Remove and disassemble the carburator and soak it in fresh gas for about 15 minutes to disolve any gunk.

Using a can of small carburator cleaner ( available at Lowes, Home Depot etc.) blow out all the ports.
reassemble and refuel with clean fresh gas
The little carbs clog easily

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