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Poulan weed trimmer will not start

I have a Poulan WEED/BLOWER that I used all of last year.The last ''trim'' of the season I could not get the thing started...I left it until this spring,again no luck..I changed the spark plug,the fuel and checked the coil for spark...I still cant start it..I noticed that after pulling 3 or 4 times if I check the plug it is awfully wet...That is without ''priming'' engine
Any ideas on what else to check??? Would appreciate any help

Thanks in advance

Dennis

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  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    my weed eater wont start anymore after working all day, spark plug is wet cuz my idiot friend sprayed wd 40 where the plug threads in and i cant start it even after i tried drying it




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you dont say what model Stihl, lets assume its FS80/85. the torxs style screw driver is part of the tool kit supplied with the machine and includes spark plug spanner 3/4 AF, remove the four screws to release the starter assembly, the starter also retains the fuel tank, dont lose the oblong rubber insert or the tank will wobble around when assembled. if the rope wont return the end of the rewind spring may have broken off or it maybe that the spring has got so rusty its just hanging up. with the recoil off remove the centre screw (normal anti-clockwise) holding the starter away from your eyes, withdraw the pulley and inspect the spring for damage which normaly occurs at the end that engages with the pulley, if it's broken and you cant get a replacement use a pair of pliers to grip the spring about 3/4 inch from broken end, heat with blowtorch to soften and rebend into a hook to engage with the pulley, dont try to bend without softening, clean off any rust with wire wool and re-install the spring in it's housing working from the outside toward the middle.it's more of a knack than anything else and you could probably do with eleven fingers. having installed the spring make sure the rope is fully un-wound and insert the pulley into the housing turning gently until you feel the spring engage, you will know you've got it right when the pulley attempts to rewind, fit the pulley retaining screw, you will observe a notch in the outer rim of the pulley,make sure that the rope is in the notch and use it (the rope) to wind the spring about five times, check that the whole rope rewinds into the pulley, if you still have some hanging out put more turns on the spring but dont over do it. to check, gently pull on the grip until you come to the end of the rope, thats the important bit, you must come to the end of the rope before you come to the end of the spring otherwise the spring will break again.install the starter assembly by offering up and slowly pulling on the grip until you feel the pulley engage with the starter pawl. good luck.

Posted on Aug 31, 2009

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