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I replaced all 3 lines and primer ball. I still cannot get fuel in ball
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Sounds like the check valve in the primer base is stuck/clogged/damaged, assuming the fuel lines and fuel filter are intact and not clogged, It will have to be replaced.

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But can you use a string trimmer to mow the lawn? The answer is yes—but there are some important points to consider before doing so. String trimmers are designed to cut through light grasses and weeds, making them a great tool for trimming around trees, flower beds, and other hard-to-reach areas.
Weight: Choose a weed trimmer that you can easily handle and carry. Consider weight as you choose optional attachments. You can`t use a pole pruner attachment if you can`t lift the tool. Good balance: Ergonomic models make keeping the trimmer at the right angle easy without having to make constant adjustments.
All Weed Eater brand two-cycle gas trimmers use a 40:1 ratio of gas to oil. That`s equal to 3.2 ounces of oil to 1 gallon of regular gas. The gas should be 87 octane with no more than 10 percent alcohol. The oil must be formulated for two-cycle engines.
String trimmers are used to trim the grass in tight spots that a lawn mower can`t reach, like along a fence, under decks, or near delicate plants and shrubs. On the other hand, lawn edgers are used to clean up borders along sidewalks and driveways.
Here`s a tip for using curved shaft trimmers:

Edging your garden beds makes them look cleaner and more professional. Position the trimmer at 90 degrees to the area you`re edging.

A brush cutter is also known as a brush saw, grass shears or clearing saw, and it is the best alternative if a trimmer is unavailable or its noise irritates you too much. On the other hand, when you invest in a brush saw, it will help eliminate weeds and cut grass all over the lawn.
Some people find that by trimming the edges first you are able to mow over the cut grass from the edges, which will leave the lawn clean of debris when finished. But if you don`t mind blowing these trimmings away afterwards, then it doesn`t really matter.
25 cc to 40 cc brushcutters are a good intermediate between brushcutting and a bit of trimming. And for heavy duty work like corse grass or a lot of weeds to cut then 40 cc to 55cc will bethe best range.
Most modern chainsaws, string trimmers, leaf blowers and other small-engine two-stroke equipment recommend a 50:1 oil mix ratio, but some recommend 40:1 and older two-stroke equipment might even call for 32:1.
For a 50:1 ratio of gas to oil, use 2.6 fluid ounces of oil per gallon of gas. For a 40:1 mixture, use 3.2 fluid ounces of oil per gallon of gas. For a 32:1 mixture, use 4 fluid ounces of oil per gallon of gas.
In addition to cutting tall grass in hard-to-reach spots, your string trimmer can also function as an edger to give your yard a professionally landscaped look. Edging creates a crisp line, free from grass and weeds, along the edge of a patio or walkway.
It Protects Landscaping From Grass Roots

If left unchecked, grass will grow into landscape beds and over the edges of pavement. Edging creates a root barrier that stops grass from invading. And if you keep up with regular edging it will save you time when you`re trimming.

Light: 0.065- to 0.080-inch line is best for trimming grass around the house and whacking down common lawn weeds from around driveways, walkways and fences. Medium: 0.080 to 0.110-inch line is best for homes with larger lawns, or gardens overgrown with weeds that have tough, heavy stems. Heavy: 0.110-inch and above.
To start, hold your string trimmer at a 90-degree angle so that the line spins top to bottom instead of side to side. Lower the spinning line until it just comes into contact with the soil and grass along the edge of your walkway.

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BOSCH ROTAK 36 PROBLEM
As soon as I pull the handle to start the mower, it just starts or tries to start for a split second and then cuts out. If you then try and start it again straight away it will not even try and start, but if you then leave it for a short period and try again it will repeat the process and try and start for a split second and cut out. Any help, much appreciated. I have checked for any breaks in cables and poor connections and can't find any. The mower is only 2 years old Thanks
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My MTD yard machine has a briggs & stratton motor. It is having issues starting up. Whenever the battery has juice the mower tries to start itself repeatedly even without a key in the ignition. I disconnected the ingition switch and it still tries to start up. If I let it try to start for too long it will start to smoke from the ignition on the motor. The other odd thing is that when it tries to start it moves the blade as well even with the blade in the off position or if hold the blade safety switch down my self. Also, before it started trying to start itself it wouldn’t make any attempt to start unless the blade was pulled back further than off. Any Ideas what is wrong?
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When i try to do a horizontal cut my saw seems to bite in for a start, but then just runs free in the tree not taking a bite or drawing the saw in, this has also happened with 45% cuts, is this my own doing? have i obtained a bad habbit im not noticing! i have tried to tilt the angle to see if its my position thats causing it not to bite into the wood, but this doesnt seem to solve the problem. the bar is about 2 years old and seems to be even, as does my chain, i even tried a new chain but no change. i would be gratefull for any feed back.
ANSWER : Sawing with a chainsaw is mostly 2 part, a sharp chain and good technique.If your bar is straight, your chain is razor sharp and the oil reservoir full then it boils down to technique. You cannot run a chainsaw through horizontally on a big tree, what will happen is half the time the tree’s weight will begin to collapse upon the bar and pinch it in the tree and you will not be able to saw any further.You will notice that when felling a tree the vertical cuts are always problem free because gravity pulls the off-cut away from the saw. With horizontal cuts fire your blade in at an angle, and in cut in the direction the tree (or whatever) is likly to fall. As you cut rock your blade to help it bite into the wood and resist jamming. If your chain jams do not keep on the gas for you will burn out the clutch.For an awkard cut instead of feeding it right through cut towards the middle to create a notch, then cut from the other side, the weight of the tree will fall on the cut portion leaving your blade free to slice through.Just think logically and make sure that the blade can feed through without getting pinched, this is well represented if you get a log and support both sides then cut vertically in the centre; it will get pinched imeediatly. Now cut from the underside and it will fly right through.This is difficult to describe but plan your cuts and test it out.Cheers,Kevin

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Husqvarna Mower has Honda 190GCV engine. Worked great for about five years. This season I went to start it. It starts right up and sounds good then just dies in about 5-7 seconds. When I try to start it again it pops and sputters, backfiring out the intake and and exhaust and dies even quicker. One the thrid pull it won’t even fire. The spark plug is then fuel fouled. I have spent several hours trying the following, but it does the exact same thing: 1) changed out the gas and oil with fresh, 2) Opened the carb, cleaned all jets and verified the float shut off valve is working correctly, 3) Checked for good regular spark, 4) Adjusted the valves and verified that the cam is in proper time with piston TDC, 5) check for proper function of the easy start feature (that relieves some compression during pull start phase, 6) tried it with and w/o air filter in case it was clogged, and 7) checked for proper movement of the auto choke. What the @#%^ else is there!!! HELP!
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Have tried everything but cover will not go back on the husqvarna 445. there is just not enough clearance for the band to go back onto the drum. have tried even adjusting the band tension but that didn’t work, nor did trying the brake handle in all sorts of positions. any help appreciated?
ANSWER : The problem you are experiencing is very common. Many people remove the side cover with the chain brake applied or either the brake becomes engaged after the cover has been removed. You will need to reset the brake before you can install it. This is a little tricky but can be accomplished. I find that it is done fairly easy by carefully clamping the side cover in a vise, and using a good strong pair of needle nose, span the “rotator” (star shaped wheel) on the brake and with another pair of pliers, grab the needle nose pliers and “twist” the brake into the disengaged position. Hope this is explained well enough to get the job done.

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Snapper 23 hp riding mower wont start.It sounds like it will start,but it never does.Battery is fine,everything is turning and making the normal noises,but it never actually starts.It is 1 year old,still under warranty,but I anm a 54 yr old grandma who would have to load it into my truck somehow to get it to Sears.I took out the spark plugs(2) and cleaned them,cranked it a few times with them out as per manual,then reinstalled and tried again.No go.Whats next?Do I replace them ,and the fuel filter,and try again?Is there something else I could try?Could it be the seat switch?How would I know? Thanks
ANSWER : CONNECT THE SPARK PLUGS TO THE HIGH TENSION LEADS IE PLUG LEADS,HAVE THE THREADED PART OF THE PLUG TOUCHING THE ENGINE, CRANK THE ENGINE OVER AND SEE IF THE PLUGS SPARK ACCROSS THE ELECTRODES IF THEY DO IT PROVES THAT THE ELECTRICS ARE OK.THE PROBLEM THEN IS EITHER FUEL OR COMPRESSION.ALSO YOU COULD SPRAY A LITTLE COLD START INTO THE AIR INTAKE WHILE THE ENGINE IS BIENG CRANKED,IF IT FIRES THIS WOULD ALSO RULE OUT ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS,IDONT RECOMEND THAT YOU USE THE COLD START OFTEN AS THIS CAN EVENTUALLY DAMAGE THE ENGINE.FINALLY PLEASE GET SOMEONE TO HELP YOU WITH THESE TESTS AND DONT TOUCH THE SPARK PLUGS WHILST THE ENGINE IS BEING CRANKED OR YOU RISK GETTING A SHOCK.HOPE THIS HAS BEEN OF HELP GOOD LUCK.MIKE WEBSTER.

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I have a Homelite 26 cc Mightylite trimmer model UT21506. It will start and rev on full choke but when I drop it to 1/2 choke it dies right away. Forget trying the run setting. I see it only has 1 screw to adjust
and I tried a lot of times backing it out 1/2 turn at a time and still nothing. Should I try taking the carb apart and cleaning or try the starting fluid method as previously mentioned. Thank you for any help
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My battery for my worx gt will not hold a charge. This is the second season for it. Last year no problem. Tried to recharge it since being idle all winter. Was on short time (maybe an hr or two) then charger turned green. It lasted about 1 minute. Recharged it again. This time overnight. Charger was green. Tried to use it but lasted about the same amt of time. I made sure it clicked in the charger as well as in the machine. Tried to recharge a third time and recharged for up to an hour and light turned green. Will try it again. Any suggestions?
ANSWER : It sounds like the battery is ruined. It may be best to replace the battery.

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