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Clutch When I pull the cord to start it skips and then there is slack but never enough to start the weedeater. There is a full cord the cluch grabs then lets go.

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Two things, The rope pulley has lugs on it for the flywheel pawls, the lugs are worn off mainly due to pulling the rope before the pawls engage. replace plastic pulley..

the flywheel pawls are siezed in the run position full of dirt or rust clean and free up.

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