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How to Identify and Fix Common Gardening Problems ?

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Worn clutch – Since the string trimmer clutch engages with one or more drive shafts attached to the trimmer head to rotate the head when the throttle trigger is depressed, a worn-out clutch may prevent the trimmer head from spinning. A new clutch assembly is relatively inexpensive and easy to install.
A string trimmer works on the principle that a line spun fast enough on its center stiffens by centrifugal force; the faster the hub turns, the more rigid the line. Even round-section nylon line is able to cut grass and slight, woody plants quite well.
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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Gas leaking out of center hole on gas cap sears weed trimmer 358795150
ANSWER : I had same problem and got a replacement cap at a small engine shop. Seems there is a baffle in the cap to allow the tank to vent and to close off to prevent fuel leaking. Appears rubber baffle deteriorates over time.

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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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Need to restring spool – Husqvarna 28cc Gas Line Trimmer
ANSWER : The spool should come off pretty easily. Make sure you go with some of that green line, I put that on my Stihl FS 90 R and it whacks through anything, also lasts a very long time.

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Can not get spool head apart to change line, tried pump pliers, pipe wrench, won’t unscrew!!
ANSWER : If you are sure that it screws on it may be a reverse threaded unit..

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How to restring a dual cut Homelite ST-40 string trimmer spool? No manual available.
ANSWER : Try my Tip out:www.fixya.com/support/r6270682-trimmer_weed_eater_string_replacementGood Luck!Jim

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Will cut off after five min of running .does it need a new coil
ANSWER : Check gas cap first for vent being plugged as this will create a vacuum in the tank and prevent fuel delivery. Test when problem occurs by immediately loosening cap and retightening to see if restarts right away you might even hear air going into the fuel tank.
If it doesn’t restart, possible coil. Coils are usually affected by the increase of heat when running having too high resistance in the electrical windings or possible moisture.

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How do you restring when the string runs out? poulan P3500 gas trim and edge
ANSWER : Try my Tip on this subject; it may help:www.fixya.com/support/r6270682-trimmer_weed_eater_string_replacementJim

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My gas lines cracked and i do not no where they go and i dont no how i go about troubleshooting it
ANSWER : The line from the tank with the fuel filter goes to the bottom port of carb.
The top port on the carb goes to the suction port of primer bulb (To tell which port is the suction port put your finger on one port and push bulb if the bulb collapses and doesn’t return then that is the suction side).
The outlet port of the bulb goes to the non-filter side of the fuel tank.Good luck!

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