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Craftsman gas weedeater. Engine runs, but the head won't run

The engine runs just fine, but the motor or clutch or whatever it is at the bottom which runs the head does not run all of the time. How do I fix this?

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  • Jim Parker
    Jim Parker May 11, 2010

    Did you recently work on the trimmer?

    Jim


  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    motor will not run, change plug and cleaned it and increased idle.

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Cut 1/8" off outer (aluminum) shaft. Lube inner shaft with STP or heavy gear lube this will re-engage worn square drive .Replacing inner cable is un-necessary this is normal wear. Sears Master Tech BB

Posted on Jun 03, 2011

  • arby0845 Jun 07, 2011

    On two piece shaft , most common problem is clutch not engaging at handle end which means to shorten at end engaged at handle. inner flex shaft doesnt get "shorter" ,just corners of square male//female ends wear down If you place flat screwdriver in to shaft while just off idle
    should easily twist out of hand this is science, not voodoo think it through
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My drive shaft moves freely within the outer shaft. How do you lock it in place? Sears' repair is clueless and this weed wacker is trash. Model #358.795543

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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