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I can only assume the type of set up you have since you did not specify a model number or manufacturer of the weedeater. Most of the clutch drums that have to be removed before you can pull the recoil housing are secured by a screw that is accessible through the hole located right in the center of the clutch drum. Usually this is a “torx” head screw and you will need to prevent the engine form turning over while you turn this screw. If you do not have a sophisticated “piston stop” tool, you can remove the spark plug, lower the piston and feed a good amount of nylon cord into the cylinder, then when the engine rotates, the piston will “compress” the cord but will not be able to make a complete revolution and “lock” so you can turn the screw. Make sure you leave part of the cord hanging out of the spark plug hole so you can pull the cord out when you are done. Hope this helps in some way.
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The most common reason for the cord refusing to rewind is a broken or worn out recoil spring. This tiny spring hooks onto the pulley and is stretched out when you pull the cord; when you let go the spring is meant to snap back to its original position.
If the pawls do not retract then the springs need to be replaced. Remove the center bolt and cap, remove ratchet pulls, use pliers to pull out the old springs, then install the new springs and re-install the pawls. Reinstall the center bolt and cap and the starter back onto the engine.
Just as a circular saw needs to eject sawdust as it works, a trimmer needs to eject debris from its cut path. If your trimmer spins counter clockwise, it ejects material from the left side of the tool and cuts best with the right side.
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Clutch When I pull the cord to start it skips and then there is slack but never enough to start the weedeater. There is a full cord the cluch grabs then lets go.
Two things, The rope pulley has lugs on it for the flywheel pawls, the lugs are worn off mainly due to pulling the rope before the pawls engage. replace plastic pulley..
the flywheel pawls are siezed in the run position full of dirt or rust clean and free up.
Hard to pull starter rope. It doesn’t pull smoothly. hard to pull.
Take the spark plug out–does it pull smoothly now? If not, the pull cord may be the wrong size or it is damaged and/or doesn’t rewind correctly. Does the machine have a compression release? If so, it may be plugged with carbon. With the spark plug out, pull the engine through several times briskly with the throttle open and the choke off to expel any excess fuel from the crankcase. Hope some of this helps!
Replace pull rope? I got the plastic body housing loose but can”t get it off to replace pull rope which broke because the shaft head and clutch won’t come off. Any ideas how to get to the area needed to replace the pull / starter rope ?? thanks !! ( For the craftsman 25 c.c linr trimmer) 🙁
There should be a retaining C Clip that will need to be removed from the shaft look closely!
My edger tipped over briefly, now the starter cord is hard to pull and it won’t start.
Try removing the spark
plug and squirting some carb cleaner or starting fluid in the
cylinder. Pull the starter cord several times for the piston to drive
out the oil. Clean the plug and replace it. Try to start as normal.
If you have starting fluid squirt a shot in the air cleaner to help
make it easier to start the first time.
Chain saw won’t start – pull starter pulley hard to pull?
If it worked fine the last time you used it, then pull the spark plug and try pulling the rope. See if it’s easier or if gas shoots out of the plug hole. I’ve seen this happen when the diaphram in the carb goes bad from sitting over winter. It loads up the cylider with fuel and makes it very difficult to pull the rope. If there is no fuel in the cyliner and it’s still hard to pull, make sure there is nothing binding the clutch/sprocket. I’ve had chucks of wook lodged in there that caused it to bind the crank output, which resulted in a hard pull on the rope as well.
Broken pull cord
You have to take four allen screw out of the plastic that holds the engine on. There is also one by the spark plug that needs to come out. Once the engine is loose, you have to unplug one wire and unscrew the other. Then the engine should come off. Then loosen the two allen screws holding the pulley in and it will come out.
Pull cord is difficult to pull after third pull becomes stuck but will turn if pull hard repeats every three to four pulls.
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When i pull the rope it backlashes half way through the pull
Hi, You have most likely sheared the flywheel key which puts the timing out. Remove the flywheel and replace the key. Regards Phil.