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Homelite trimmer runs, but can't run attachments very fast.

The versatool trimmer starts and runs very fast and nice when reved up without the head or any attachments, but when you put a string head or cultivator attachment on it, it won't rev up as high and spin fast enough to cut grass or do any good. Does it need a new piston ring maybe?

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  • longtran90 May 11, 2010

    It sound the unit either in an overload mode or losing power when the tool attached.

    What the engine size in cc? Is it easy start? Any visible oil leaks around the cynder head or else?

    Does the choke set at full open when it run at max speed?



  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    it runs good, but when i press the throttle, it will cut out, or it will only half rev

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Stihl trimmer engine runs great. Lots of power. The head, however, doesn't move at all when you pull the trigger, and then will slowly start to turn. Never turns fast enough to actually cut grass.

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Doesn't sound like piston and ring problem. Sounds more like the flex shaft that connects to the engine may have an end that is worn not allowing for the extra load when you connect the attachments. Check the ends of the top flex shaft.

Posted on Jun 19, 2009

  • Marshall1964 Jun 10, 2011

    I bought one took it back because out of the box the head would not spin with enough force to cut hot butter. It was new out of the box. I called H but held for 15 minutes. My time is worth more. The second one did the same. I am taking it back to get the Troy Built

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