ise, then shut off. Now it will not start at all.
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I also have a pb 255 echo blower sitting in my garage same age that did the same thing 3 months ago.
Can i fix this? Or should i change brands of equipment. I am a professional landscaper and can not tafford these brake downs.
Thanks,
Kevin
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Experienced gardeners share their insights in answering this question :
Did you manage to run straight/poor quality gas through both of them ??? Sounds like it.

How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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The air filter may be clogged or dirty. If the air filter is clogged, the engine will get too much fuel and not enough air. As a result, the engine may not start. If the air filter is clogged, replace it.
The first thing to do is to ensure that the battery is fully charged. If after charging the battery you are still experiencing the problem, then it may indicate a fault with either the battery or charger. The defective item will need to be replaced.
Over time, the spark arrestor can become clogged with soot. If the spark arrestor is clogged, the engine may stall or run roughly. To unclog the spark arrestor, remove it and clean it with a wire brush. You may also replace the spark arrestor.
It`s not necessary to lubricate the blades of a hedge trimmer to prevent rusting because they are pre-hardened rust resistant steel. However, you can use a lubricant to clean the blades, we recommend a light spray on lubricant such as WD-40 to give a thin coating.
It is safe to say that your average cordless hedge trimmer will last for about 40 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how hard you are working.
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.
Over time, all blades eventually dull and need to be sharpened for optimal performance. Your hedge trimmers are no different in this respect. Regardless of whether you use them sparingly or often, you`ll need to sharpen them. You can do this one of two ways.
REGULAR CLEANING

While using your Hedge Trimmer, it`s common for debris and sap to become lodged in the cutting blades. This can cause the blades to bind, making trimming more difficult, and even cause the engine to overheat.

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.

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How do you sharpen the hedge trimmer. It is the homelite handy hedge 2.7 17 inch blade
ANSWER : DREMEL STONE WORKS THE BEST. THEY SUGGEST TO REPLACE BLADES

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How to sharpen stihl gas power trimmer
ANSWER : Sharpen with a flat file. Its a long process as each tooth has 2 cutting edges. There are companies that will do this properly at cost.

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My hedge trimmer will not start… Put in new gas
ANSWER : It’s not getting gas, due to being gummed up with old gas. Remove all of the old gas and mix up a batch of fresh gas&oil. Also get some carb cleaner. Put just a little of the gas&oil mix plus an equal part carb cleaner. Try to start it just to work the new mixture through the carb. You might use the spray start to help pull the new gas through. If it fires up on the new gas&oil&carbcleaner mix, shut it off and let it sit for an hour or two. Drain it out and try just a little gas&oiil without the carb cleaner. If all is well fill the tank. If not, repeat the whole process. If you can’t clear the gum this way you may have to remove the carb to clean it.
Good luck.

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Have a hedgetrimmer 123hd60 will start but when you give it gas to go cuts off
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My trimmer slows down when applied to material to cut; on its own it runs fine. its electric & feels like its going to stall when you’re cutting. what gives?
ANSWER : Take it apart and clean the slip rings and brushes

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Trimmer starts and runs for 15 seconds and stops. won’t start for a few minutes and does the same ,
ANSWER : Check the air filter, replace the fuel if it is last year’s, clean the spark plug or replace. Also lube the blade. Good luck…Lee

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How do i start my homelite ht -17 hedge trimmer
ANSWER : It sounds like your throttle cable is to long i have the same problem with mine… when starting up pull the throttle full on with your finger whilst you have it set on choke. best to do this on a very flat surface.

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Stihl h5 556 starts up but stalls when trigger pushed
ANSWER : Probably “gum” and “varnish” build-up plugging the TINY passages [called “galleries”] INSIDE your carb!!!!!

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