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Homelite f2020 the flexible shaft is very tight,not turning freely. how do i fix it?

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SOURCE: replace a flexible curved shaft

If you go to www.homelite.comin the red area up top click on order parts then click - click to launch homelite parts catalog, then scroll down thru agreement and click agree and then you will need to know your model number and you can get a breakdown of your trimmer wich will give you a good idea of how your machine is put together.

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The only way to access the bottom of the metal shaft is to break it. This is fused on at the factory. It sounds like your flexshaft has twisted in two. Remove the flex shaft from the engine end and see if it is in one whole piece or is damaged in someway. If it rotates at the top but doesn't rotate at the string head this is probably the problem. However, Homelite no longer offers just the flex shaft for purchase. You would probably have to purchase the shaft and the tube as a unit.
But if you are saying the spool and string is not turning at the bottom it could be that the cup which holds the string has worn and can not longer be turned by the shaft. Replace the cup that holds the string.
Another possibility is that the shaft have moved forward, away from the engine and just need to be jammed back in, and retightened (the handle grip and the boom clamp).

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

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Never had a problem yet. At this mix ratio, you can also use it in 4-stroke engines, which means you only need 1 fuel can on site. Also eliminates the possibility of using the wrong can to fill the trimmer.

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With the spool pushed into the housing you need to press on the retaining know white turning it.

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