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The starter rope, pull is now loose and does not start trimmer, how do I get into,or get the plastic case off from the spindle silver thing, to fix rope pull for TB70SS, Can you help me , thank you Beth

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  • Elizabeth Stewart Apr 25, 2010

    No,,,,, I cannot get screw or remove the screw from the out put shaft (silver thing ) to take off the plastic cover............I think the screw is maybe stripped or no screw in there. Can I drill it out to get it off?????????????????????????????????HELP lol

  • Elizabeth Stewart Apr 25, 2010

    there is a metal cone on top of plastic cover that is on top of flywheel, I can't get that off to get to it screwed in, or can I pop it off, how to get that off. Please let me know if you can.



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Can you remove the "Fly-Wheel" cover off the engine(2 or3 screws or bolts off) the engine, if so, then you can re-wind the Re-Coil spring and add a new piece of starter rope and it should work for you again

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