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Put on a pair of safety glasses. Remove the fuel cap from the Weed Eater and set it aside. Fill the fuel tank with unleaded gasoline that has been mixed with quality 2-stroke oil in a 40:1 ratio. Replace the fuel cap.
Move the Weed Eater to a safe place and lay it flat on the ground. Depress the fuel bulb located beneath the carburetor approximately six times to prime the engine. Press it slowly so that fuel has adequate time to traverse the fuel line.
Slide the handlebar-mounted engine "On/Stop" switch to the "On" position. Slide the choke lever beneath the fuel tank to the "Full" position.
Depress the "Throttle Lock" lever located beside the engine "On/Stop" switch. Keeping the lever depressed, squeeze the throttle trigger. Release the throttle lock. This sequence holds the trigger in the depressed position, which aids in starting the Weed Eater.
Roll the Weed Eater so that it is resting on the engine and the trimmer head shield only. This will allow the spinning trimmer head to avoid contact with the ground. Brace the Weed Eater by holding it to the ground with one hand. Using your other hand, pull the starter rope quickly until the engine begins to run. Do not pull the rope more than a dozen times. If it fails to start by then, squeeze the throttle trigger and continue to pull until the engine starts.
Allow the Weed Eater to warm up for about 15 seconds, then slide the choke lever to the "Off" position. Let the trimmer run for another minute without touching the throttle lever. After the Weed Eater has warmed up, squeeze the throttle trigger once to disengage the throttle lock. The trimmer is now operational.
- Gas in gas tank
- Oil level correct.
- Tiller drive in off/disengaged position.
- Fuel selector - ON
- Ignition switch - On
- Choke - On
- Throttle position - Slow
- SAFETY - No children within 10 feet/
Pull Starter rope......
Repeat 3 - 5 times only.
If engine starts, release choke as required until engine runs smoothly.
If no start,
- set Choke to OFF, Throttle to FULL,
- pull starter rope 3 - 5 times only.
- if start, reduce throttle to obtain smooth idle
- if No start, start check for:
- Spark at plug
- Fuel in the jug
Partial disassembly of the machine will be required to access/diagnose the exact problem. The starter/recoil unit goes on top of the flywheel and the flywheel is on the engine shaft. The obstacles will be removing the main cover (and getting it back on correctly). If you have never done this, them maybe take pictures as you disassemble it to help you reassemble. Once you reach the starter/recoil unit, you will see how it works and be able to resolve the problem. Some of these units have inferior design and engineering flaws where they mate nylon parts with metal and of course, the nylon doesn't hold up. Post back for more help if needed once you get to the starter unit.
This is an easy one. You need a #2 phillips screwdriver, a 1/4" nutdriver or socket, a 5/16" nutdriver or socket, 84" of #4.5 braided nylon rope, scissors and a lighter or flame of some kind.
1. With the #2 phillips screwdriver, remove the 2 screws that hold the green plastic cover to the top of the engine. This is just a decorative cover.
2. With the 5/16 nutdriver, remove the 3 screws in the top of the fuel tank. Lift the tank straight up about 3/4" and then just lay it back on the rear of the mower deck.
3. The round black object on top of the motor is the starter houseing. You will find it being held on with 2 screws from the side. The 1/4 nutdriver should fit these. Remove them, and note the position of each screw and the position of the starter top. It might help to put some colored tape on the starter top and on the upper engine shroud to make sure you put it back in the same position. The starter top will come off by lifting it straight up.
4. Remove what is left of the old rope.
5. carefully wind the inner pulley (the same direction the rope will pull it) until it is tight. Then let it rotate back a little until the rope hole in the pulley lines up with the rope hole in the starter top. Use your screwdriver to hold these in place by putting it through the pulley and starter top vent holes.
6. Measure your rope out to 84inches and then cut it. Take the lighter and melt the ends of the rope to keep them from ravelling. When you melt the ends, take a paper towel or a rag and wipe the ends to form a point. This will make reinstall easier.
7. Push the rope throught the eyelet of the starter top and through the hole in the pulley and tie a figure 8 knot on the inside of the pulley. Tie the starter handle on the other end. but do not tighten this knot, you may have to untie it to lace it back through to where it goes.
8.. Hold tension on the rope and remove the screwdriver. The rope should retract into the starter top.
9.Reinstall everything in reverse order.
Storing a chain saw for longer than 30 days requires storage maintenance. Unless the storage instructions are followed, fuel remaining in the carburetor will evaporate, leaving gum-like deposits. This could lead to difficult starting and result in costly repairs. Never store a chain saw for longer than 30 days without performing the following procedures:
Remove the fuel tank cap slowly to release any pressure in tank. Carefullydrain the fuel tank.Start the engine and let it run until the unit stops to remove fuel from carburetor. Allow the engine to cool (approximately 5 minutes). Using a spark plug wrench, remove the spark plug.
Pour 1 teaspoon of clean 2-cycle oil into the combustion chamber. Pull starter rope slowly several times to coat internal components. Replace spark plug.
Store the unit in a dry place and away from possible sources of ignition such as a furnace, gas hot water heater, gas dryer,etc.When removing the unit from storage, be sure to perform the following procedures:Remove spark plug. Pull starter rope briskly to clear excess oil from combustion chamber.Clean and gap spark plug or install a new spark plug with proper gap.Prepare unit for operation.Fill fuel tank with proper fuel/oil mixture. This will help.Thanks,please keep updated. please do rate the solution positively .thank you for using fixya
hi , try this, take the spark plug out. and leave it out for awhile ,to dry out.1 hour,clean plug ,put it back in the machine.then take the air cleaner off, make sure it is clean for later,get acan of aerostart or starter fluid NOW SWITCH ON, CHOKE OFF THROTTLE IN START POSITION''''' FULL THROTTLE ,AQUICK SQUIRT OF AEROSTART INTO THE TOP F THE CARBY AND PULLTHE START ROPE 3 OR4 TIMES NO MORE ,THE ENGINE SHOULD FIRE OR START;;;; if it does not at least fire you may have to try anew spark plug,if it fires but does not start, pu ll the choke out 1/2 way and pull 1 or 2 times only or you may flood it again,giv it another squirt in the carby and try again but dont keep pulling the starter as you will get crankey when ite rope breaks .if it starts let it run for afew minutes stop it replace the air cleaner 1/2 choke pull the starter should go push choke rightin after a couple of pulls start it and go to work.Please if this doesn`t work come back and tell me what happened for we may have to make a couple of adjustments
could have been caused by any number of thing's, take the recoil assembly off and try pulling the rope out while holding the center of the rope spool just enuff to prevent it from popping out in case there's nothing holding it there. rewinding the rope is alot easier than rewinding the recoil spring Trust Me.. lol
inside the rope pull housing is a flat spring,it may have come loose from its anchor, its an easy fix...unscrew the 3 screws on housing, lift off housing, and the rope pull is inside the casing, you will then see if its broken, or just come off anchor, 10 minute job if its just loose......