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I have a Troy-Bilt TB90BC string trimmer. The engine starts & runs fine but the trimmer head runs slowly and stops under light loads. I removed the lower shaft & confirmed the cable connection is not rounded. Also, confirmed head spins under load when connected to drill at EZ Link connector. Is this a clutch problem? Can I replace the clutch without special tools?

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    Thanks for the feedback. How do I dismantle the unit to inspect the clutch? Cannot find any good information about this on the web.

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It sounds like the clutch may have oil on the shoes or oil in the clutch drum if it has a clutch or the clutch is binding and not fully locking up.

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