Question about Troy Bilt Tb320bv Spring Assist Blower/Vac

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Starter rope trouble

With a TB320bv. The starter rope will not pull.

The on/off stop control is on. Throttle control is at 1. The gas tank is completely full, and the fuel cap is securely on. The primer bulb has been pushed ten times.

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    I have the same issue with one of their Spring assist line trimmers. One of the problems could be that the piston is "stuck" at top dead center. They say to remove the spark plug then pull the starter rope to free it.



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It might be vapor lock, try taking the spark plug out and giving it a pull

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Starting procedure

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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.

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    Jun 08, 2015 | Garden

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    How do you start it/

    - Gas in gas tank
    - Oil level correct.
    - Tiller drive in off/disengaged position.

    Start procedure:
    - 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

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    How to replace the pull string on my Cub Cadet ST2020 weed eater.

    Very fun job Not. Very involved and time consuming.

    First your should be about 3 long some unit uses slight longer ropes and it is probably a number 3-1/2 rope.

    1. Need you to separate the upper drive assembly from the engine assembly. You may to disconnect the throttle cable and the ignition kill wiring.
    2. Remove the clutch cover.
    3. Disconnect and remove the spark plug.
    4. Install a piston stop in place of the spark plug.
    5. Remove the clutch drum. Has small screw in center; usually has a Trox head on it.
    6. Remove the clutch assembly. Usually has left handed threads so turn it clockwise.
    7. Once the clutch is removed then you need remove the starter cover assembly and the air cleaner cover assembly.
    8. Once the starter cover assembly is off remove the pull rope pulley and check for damage.
    9. Depending the pulley design you can now install a new rope first or you need to re install the pulley.
    10. Tighten the pulley fully by turning the direction as you would pull it until it stops and back off one turn.
    11. If the pull rope hasn't already been install install it now. Otherwise make you have the pull handle on the rope and release the pulley tension slowly until the rope is tight.
    12. Now re-assemble everything in reverse order.

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    How do I replace the starter (pull) rope on a toro ccr2450 (model 38413)?

    Although it looks like you simply un-bolt the recoil starter you need remove the whole blower (flywheel) housing as there are nuts on the back side.
    • Once the housing is off, remove the broken rope and prepare a length of rope to replace it base upon the old ropes length. Probably close to 6 feet.Don't forget to put the pull handle on the new rope.
    • Tighten the recoil pulley in the direction it normally turns as you pull the rope out until it stops.
    • Slowly back of up to one turn to align the hole in the pulley with the housing hole and hold it in that position while you insert the rope and try a sturdy knot.
    • Slowly let recoil assembly pull the rope back in and test that it is working properly before re-installing the housing.
    • Once you are satisfied that the recoil is working properly re-install the remaining covers.

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    Need to replace starter cord on Tecumseh LV195EA engine for walk behind lawn mower

    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.
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    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.
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    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).
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