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Hi hwdunk, the best way to find the problem you are having is to remove the pull start from the trimmer. You will have to unhook the throttle cable from the carburetor, It can usually be unhooked without loosening the carb screws, but if you can’t unhook the cable loosen the carb screws to unhook. As you remove the assembly you will have to unhook the 2 wires that come from the on and off switch, they just pull off. Use long nose pliers, it is much easier. Now you will see what the problem is. The rope is probably tangled up or has come off the rope pulley. I hope this helps you a bit. All the best and good luck.

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Over time, the spark arrestor can become clogged with soot. If the spark arrestor is clogged, the engine may not start. To unclog the spark arrestor, remove it and clean it with a wire brush. You may also replace the spark arrestor.
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.
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 prevent the engine from starting.
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 blocked or dirty fuel filter

You need air for your initial spark – and if oxygen cannot move readily through the system you will have problems both starting and keeping your whipper snipper running. Wash the air filter in soap and hot water, then allow to air-dry.

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.

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How do the fuel lines hook up – Homelite Mighty Lite Lawn Trimmer
ANSWER : I made a video of changing the fuel lines on my Homelite 25cc. Homelite Tune Up

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I am looking for a manual for a homelite gas string trimmer,mighty lite 26vt,where.Engine runs but spool does not turn.
ANSWER : Type in homelitest and ut number on the trimmer and then search google . maybe

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How do i fix a rope on the recoil?
ANSWER : You can get a replacement rope kit at Home Depot or any home improvement center. Mine was 3 bucks.

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How do I install trimmer line?To a Homelite Lite 26vt trimmer. Can i download a manual?
ANSWER : The detailed instructions, plus diagrams are in your manual. You can go here to view it. You will need Adobe Reader installed on your computer. This is the closest I could get to your model.
http://lawnandgarden.manualsonline.com/mdownloads/7d2e081d-9dc3-4ad6-b637-f6f946e2283e.pdf

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Hard to start my homelite mighty lite, any clues please
ANSWER : Remove the air filter. Get some carburetor/choke aerosol spray at the auto parts store. Open the throttle wide open on the machine while spraying cleaner into the carb throat. A couple short bursts is all you need. Then try to start . If the engine runs till the cleaner burn off, that is a start. Do this a few more times and then try to start the machine normally. If it doesn’t start, then it probably needs some type of fuel system maintenance done (filter, gas lines, carb gaskets and diaphragms, carb cleaning etc.).

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Where can i get a coil from it has no spark – Homelite Mighty Lite Lawn Trimmer
ANSWER : Hello, homelite.com parts model number to look up,hope this helps,,

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What is the fuel mix ratio?for home lite 26cs
please
ANSWER : 25 to 1

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What size string for a homelite 26cs? – Homelite Mighty Lite Lawn Trimmer
ANSWER : .065″ or .080″

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